SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Wishbone


Wishbone: This festive model demonstrates hybrid modeling. It is modeled with mostly solid body features, with the center intersection created with a handful of surface features.

The clavicle is created with a “center line” loft which acts like a loft with a sweep path. A projected curve which “merges” two 2D sketches to make a 3D curve is used for the “sweep path” for the unique “centerline” loft.

Complexity: Moderate

Surface body features in the part include: boundary surfaces, surfaces fills, surface knits and one surface trim. There is one example of “delete face” used to turn solid bodies into surface bodies.

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

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