SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: 3D Textures


3D Textures: This model is intended to demonstrate the power of 3D Textures. Five examples are provided. Tire Tread, Coin, Fish Scales, Tree Bark and Moon Craters. Each example has its own unique Appearance attached to it in the form of a Bitmap Image. The Bitmap Images are then converted to actual model geometry via the 3D Textures command. Note that the setting for ‘Store appearance, decal and scene data in model file’ has been disabled, allowing the separate Bitmap Image files to be modified in any Photo Editor or stored in a separate folder. 3D Textures.

Complexity: Moderate

Features: 3D Textures, Revolved Surface, Boundary Boss/Base, Filled Surface, Circular Pattern

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Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.