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Surfacing With Style

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by Charles Culp, SWtuts.com        Surfacing with Style is a discussion of the best techniques for creating sketch profiles in SOLIDWORKS, and when to use each tool; with  emphasis on the Style Spline sketch tool, and why it can be a superior tool for generating elegant curves. You can download the presentation here, […]

Power Surfacing Add-in

Power Surfacing Add-in

by Mark Biasotti Power Surfacing from nPower Software, IntegrityWare, Inc. is a tool for native sub-d modeling in SolidWorks. Mark gives an overview of the tool and how to use it to generate curvature continuous parts natively in SolidWorks.   Viewing this content requires Silverlight. You can download Silverlight from http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight. Power Surfacing for SolidWorks

SolidWorks 2014 – Style Spline

SolidWorks 2014 – Style Spline

by Charles Culp, SWtuts.com An introduction to Style Spline, a new feature in SolidWorks 2014. The style spline uses Bezier curves, while the existing spline tool uses b-spline curves. This allows for easier control of the shape and always creates smooth curves. These splines are mathematically more simple, so a complex tool is inherently less […]

Surfacing Walk-thru

Surfacing Walk-thru

by Charles Culp, SWtuts.com Charles builds two simple surface models. These two models are meant to show many different surface modeling features. The presentation covers when to use each, and why certain features are better at making specific shapes. The presentation with attached files is available for download, but if you haven’t seen the presentation, […]

NHSWUG – 8/4/2011 – Tips ...

NHSWUG – 8/4/2011 – Tips and Tricks

by Mark Biasotti, DS Solidworks Corp. Mark gave a presentation covering general tips and tricks for advanced modeling. His tips include how to repeat a command, using the search bar, quickly creating an offset Ref Plane, repairing dangling dimensions, toggling between driven and driving dimensions, thumbwheel control, move, replace, and delete face, 3D sketch extrude, […]

Explaining Splines

Explaining Splines

by Jeremy Singley, Jeremy Singley Industrial Design Presented at SolidWorks World 2011. Jeremy provides an outstanding discussion on how splines can make for better engineering. Fan blades, Venturi tubes, hoppers, optics, sheet metal, streamlining, ergonomics, springs, load-bearing spans, wire paths, cams, and aerodynamics. All the spline tools are demonstrated, with tips on the trickier ones. […]

Surfacing Tricks for Solid Modelers

Surfacing Tricks for Solid Modelers

by Jordan Tadic, www.3DVision.com This presentation is and introduction to surface modeling for experienced solid modelers. It includes a handful of useful tips and tricks that you can use on a regular basis in your existing solid modeling workflows.  You’ll be introduced to all of the colored-in commands highlighted in the image below: Live SolidWorks […]

Surfacing for Non-Believers

Surfacing for Non-Believers

by Charles Culp, http://www.swtuts.com Presented at: St Louis Technical Summit 2008, Colorado SolidWorks User Group 2008, Phoenix SolidWorks User Group 2009, SolidWorks World 2010, Kansas City Technical Summit 2011, SWUG of Nebraska 2011 Are you a machine designer, but interested in what surfacing tools can do for you? This presentation covers the basics of surfacing […]

tsElements for SolidWorks, Modo Workf...

tsElements for SolidWorks, Modo Workflow

by Mark Biasotti, DS SolidWorks Corp This video tutorial is an introduction on how to use tsElements, the plug-in made by T-Splines, to import Modo files. Mark covers how to create a model in Modo, then use the tsElements plug-in to import as an .obj file in SolidWorks. Download the files here: modo and tsElements Demo […]

tsElements for SolidWorks – Joy...

tsElements for SolidWorks – Joystick Demo

by Mark Biasotti, DS SolidWorks Corp This video tutorial is an introduction on how to use tsElements, the plug-in made by T-Splines. T-Splines is a plug-in for Rhino. Mark covers how to start with curves drawn in SolidWorks, imported as curves to Rhino, use the T-Splines functionality to form the shape, and then control the […]