Solidworks Surfacing: WEEK ONE

Description

Learning Solidworks Surfacing is a must in this competitive work environment. Our mission is to help you become a surfacing expert through this Solidworks Surfacing intensive. 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.

We teach Engineers to learn to work with industrial designers while industrial designers learn how to work with engineers to understand form with respect to light reflections.

This is an introduction to constraint-based modeling, assembly, and detailing utilizing the latest release of your chosen package. This training course is developed for seasoned users who want to become proficient learning the new package all in one week. We help you learn the software with efficient workflow techniques, not read to you from a book or demo menu clicks alone. We help design engineers learn how to make changes quickly to set them up for becoming an expert fast.

SolidWorks Surfacing Week One

Topics

  • 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)

Duration

40 Hours (5-Day Class)

Prerequisites

Discussion

  • 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.
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Video Training Delivery System

Ask your Design Engine account manager about our Training Delivery System(TDS), an easy-to-follow guide for designers and engineers who want a supplement to this course.