SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Complex Surface Part 3 Tutorial

Picture-LongComplex Surface Part 3: The front surface is not flat on this part. There are five degrees of draft on outside surfaces. The two edge Boundary surfaces are used to created chamfered corners around the curved edges. The thicken command will create a solid. Draft Analysis is used to ensure the part will come out of the mold. The part is shelled inward and a boundary surface is made using multiple cross sections and lower edges as guide curve. A grip cutout is used for grip indentation and construction surface bodies are removed to avoid confusion. Check out the Complex Surface Part 1 and Part 2 tutorials to learn more.

Download: Complex Surface Part 3
Complexity: Complex
Features: Boundary Surface feature, Ruled Surface, Knit surface feature, Thicken command, Shell feature, Tape Measure Cutout, Surface Extend

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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 3 tutorial is now available for download here.


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