Week Long Solidworks Surfacing Workshop
Course Duration: 40 hours
Overview: Learning Solidworks Surfacing is a must in this competitive work environment. Helping you become a surfacing expert is through the Solidworks surfacing intensive is our mission. This one-week intensive is a workshop that covers all the basics for advanced constraint based parametric Solidworks surface modeling. Learn surfacing with respect to ergonomics, plastics, stylized surfaces all with respect to how light reflects off of geometry. Engineers learn to work with industrial designers while industrial designers learn how to work engineers to understand form with respect to light reflections.
Projects: Based upon student interests or job requirements.
Prerequisite: 500 hours or Learning SolidWorks Level 1
- 3D Curves and 2D curves with continuity. Compare spline curves with styles pline curves.
- Split lines vs projection curves for building trims and other surface geometry.
- Surface sweeps
- Surface Loft vs Surface Boundary functions.
- Rhino or Alias Studio IGES and STEP import as SOLIDWORKS Import Diagnostics.
- Surface Offsets with limitaions
- Extend Surfaces, Surface Trims, and Knits.
- Manage Draft on complex Sweeps.
- Learn to create special tool curves and surfaces that will help manage surface geometry.
- Intersect Curves, projection curves, composite curve, split line curves.
- Sketch spine on surface vs projection type curves
- use Equations to manage proportional updates
- G2 & G3 continuity + basics of class A surfacing (more with our WEEK TWO Solidworks surfacing)
Solidworks Surfacing Discussions:
- Alias And Rhino modeling techniques and comparisons of using a parent child constrains modeler.
- Use Mid-Surfaces as a technique used with top down design along with several top down design techniques available in SolidWorks.
- 3 part boundary modeling techniques followed by using filled surface to resolve 3 part boundaries.
- Learn to gain better light reflections and more control over your model.
- Learn to creating draft with parting surfaces.
- Learn to manage sweeps with respect to the pull direction of the part for better plastic parts.
- Discuss techniques with respect to better managing 2D and 3D IGES or STEP geometry with import Diagnostics and without.
- Utilize bounding box geometry to manipulate and change geometry rapidly with out failures.
- Discuss overbuilding with respect to tools and functions inside SolidWorks.
- Discuss a plan of attack, thinkmaps with modern day surfacing technique.
- Manage over-molding or co-injection with respect to tools we learned in the class.
- Utilize freeform to accomplish the same form with out an internal curve structure.
- Discuss using curve tools to manage light reflections.
- Discuss G1/G2/G3 continuity (G3 new in Solidworks 2020) and approaching G2 & G3, comb plots & light reflection with respect to product design and Solidworks surfacing in great detail. (more focust on this topic is our WEEK TWO SOLIDWORKS SURFACING)
- Discuss workflow with respect to capturing form (building a surface model from looking at a foam model).
- Discuss proving form by taking advantage of parent child relationships and maximizing equations in sketches and features.
- Discuss with examples top down design using SolidWorks and surfacing.
Introduction to constraint based surfacing modeling using curves and surfaces & making changes utilizing the latest release of Solidworks. This Solidworks surfacing training course is developed for new and seasoned users who want to become proficient learning Solidworks surface modeling all in one week. We help you learn Solidworks, not read to you from a book. In this course we help design engineers learn how to make changes quickly to set them up for becoming expert faster. As with all Design-Engine classes, participants keep the training material login and password for life.
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SOLIDWORKS Surfacing Video Training Delivery System:
Ask your Design Engine account manager about the Design-Engine Video Training Delivery System or TDS for short. We have prepared this entire class in an easy to follow guide for designers and engineers who may want this TDS as a supplement to this course. Call today to speak to an account manager about the details at 312.226.8339