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Modeling Complex Surfaces for Product Design in SolidWorks

by Andrew Camardella

Throughout these lessons, we'll be highlighting in-context modeling techniques while using surfacing components to create complex surface models for product design. Software required: SolidWorks 2012.

What you'll learn

Throughout these lessons, we'll be highlighting in-context modeling techniques while using surfacing components to create complex surface models for product design. You will be exposed to various ways to take advantage of SolidWorks' feature tree and surface modeling tools in order to create robust, editable design models. We'll also be using assemblies, parts, images, and sketches in order to create master sketches to drive all the parts that we'll be creating in this tutorial. After watching this tutorial you'll be able to use a variety of references to create complex surface parts in the design of a multi-part model inside of SolidWorks. Some of the key takeaways from watching this training include learning how to create multiple parts in assemblies that reference one another while use orthographic master sketches. You'll also be able to recognize and setup conditions for various surfacing tools in order to create complex geometries while considering design changes, tooling, and manufacturing methods in the design of your parts. By the end of the training, you will have learned how to begin to detail surface models for design intent and product visualizations. Software required: SolidWorks 2012.

About the author

Andrew Camardella has a diverse background stemming from his interest and understanding of "how stuff works". He has spent the last 5 years working as an Industrial Designer and Digital Fabrication specialist, and he uses his knowledge of the product development process and various digital tools to translate 3D models between the physical and digital world. He uses 3D scanning, 3D modeling, and digital fabrication tools like 3D printers and CNC machines to help clients develop products and creat... more

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