SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Complex Surface Part 1 Tutorial

Picture-RegularComplex Surface Part 1: This part only has one flat face where the LCD screen is located; it is created using only surface body features. The ruled surface acts like a sweep in the case, but you don’t have to sketch a sweep profile. The Surface Extend feature cleans up corners by “overbuilding” surfaces and then trimming them back, ensuring no gaps between geometry.  The final two surface bodies not knitted together by all of the previous trim features are stitched together. The surface body is turned into a solid body. The cut extrude feature cleans up corners using convert entities and up to surface end condition.

Download: Complex Surface Part 1
Complexity: Complex
Features: Fillet, Edge Flange, Break Corner, Peg Cut 


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DraftSight Download: In conjunction with DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes’ 2D CAD product, the 2D drawing(.dwg) file of the Complex Surface Part 1 is now available for download here.


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