SolidWorks Surfacing Training: Introduction to Surface Modeling

SolidWorks Surfacing Training: Introduction to Surface Modeling

SolidWorks Surfacing Training: Introduction to Surface Modeling

Course Duration: 24 Hours (3 days, 8 hours a day. Ask about our Week-Long Surfacing Intensive)

Tuition: $1,800.00 USD

Overview: In this near one-on-one instructor to student ratio, students have the option to customize this course to fit their requirements and modify the time from 3 days to as much as 5 days. Customization may include: custom tutorials and custom models or making the workshop more specific to plastics, industrial design, capturing form, or proving form.

Projects: Based upon student interests or job requirements.

Whats Next: Solidworks Surfacing WeekPlastics Part Design, Die Cast Part Design, Mold Design for Plastic Injection.

Similar Course:   Manufacturing Week long Intensive, Plastics Part Design, Die Cast Part Design, Mold Design for Plastic Injection.

Prerequisite: 500 hours or Learning SolidWorks Level 1

Topics:

  • using 3D Curves and 2D curves
  • Projection, split line, composite curves
  • Surface Loft and surface boundary functions
  • IGES and STEP imports and exports
  • Surface Offsets and Copy Move functions
  • Extend Surfaces, Surface Trims and Knits
  • Manage Sweeping surfaces as Draft on complex Sweeps with respect to plastic part design
  • Learn to create special tool curves and surfaces that will help manage surface geometry manipulations
  • Project curves onto surfaces and and intersect surfaces to obtain curves. Learn to build geometry with those resultant curves
  • Use composite curves
  • Use the 3D curve tool to sketch spine on surface
  • Import images to sketch over
  • Share with examples the Freeform, Dent Tools
  • Discuss surfacing methodologies with respect to Alias Studio and Rhino modeling techniques
  • Learn techniques using surfacing of forcing rounds onto solid geometry
  • Learn to create geometry slated for production and to use parting surfaces for generating parting lines on production parts

    Solidworks Leap Chair Arm Rest Notice the clear parting line

    Solidworks Leap Chair Arm Rest Notice the clear parting line

Discussions:

  • Discuss Mid-Surfaces as a technique used with top down design
  • Discuss techniques with respect to bringing in 2D and 3D IGES geometry
  • Discuss overbuilding with respect to tools and functions inside SolidWorks
  • Discuss plan of attack and modern day surfacing technique
  • Manage over molding with respect to tools we learned in the class
  • Discuss using curve tools to manage light reflections
  • Introduction to G1, G2 Continuity and light reflection with respect to product design and 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
  • Discuss with examples three methods for Top Down Design using SolidWorks
  • Share SolidWorks options for optimizing a proving form methodology while surfacing
Solidworks dogie football toy

Solidworks dogie football toy

Brief:

Introduction to constraint based modeling with parametric curves, surfaces & making changes utilizing the latest release of Solidworks. This Solidworks surfacing training course is developed for new & seasoned users who want to become proficient Solidworks surface modeling all in three days. We help you learn Solidworks not read to you from a book or exercise. 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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