Modeling a Butterfly

Butterfly model 3D 
My colleague Come sent a report to me this week on the extensive use of SolidWorks in design schools.  As a mechanical engineer, I spent a great deal of time in the machine shop with machined and sheet metal parts.  But there is another side of SolidWorks, the side that industrial designers, artists, and consumer product designers use everyday to make amazing products.  I wanted to share some of those techniques with you.  With the help of Eliza Sosnina , design student who created this beautiful butterfly in SolidWorks, the video also helps to see how it was created with sweeps, lofts,  and planes.  This is the first part of two tutorials.  Next week, the butterfly will be rendered.  Marie

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Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education Community, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is Director of the Education Community, SolidWorks. She is responsible for global development of curricula, content and social outreach for the SolidWorks educational products across all levels of academia.
Marie Planchard
  • edison

    it does no have sound

  • Marie Planchard

    This video was made with no sound

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Jorge


  • Shark

    First, I would like to thanks Marie for your sharing. Now, I am drawing this butterfly, but I have a trouble with sweeps. May you send me an email address to tell you about my trouble. Thanks so much!

  • Marie Planchard

    Download the butterfly model. Use the rollback bar to review each step. Create your model with a different file name. You can copy the sketch from one part to another. Select the sketch from the first part. Press Ctrl C to Copy. Open your part. Select a plane and Press Ctrl V to paste.

    Right-click Edit Sketch to edit the sketch in question.

    At the present time, I am traveling and cannot review individual models.


  • Shark

    I see your opinion, but I tried many ways even things you said before I aksed you.
    Come what may, I really thanks to you.
    With you succes and happiness.

  • Alizon