Design Engineering

Surface fill – Patching imported geometry in Solidworks

By Neil Custard,    

CAD/CAM/CAE CAD Neil Custard SolidWorks surfaces

Leverage SW surfacing tools to heal geometry glitches in imported surfaces.

Solidworks includes some powerful surfacing tools but they often go unused or under utilized. In this first of three tutorial videos from Solidworks Tips Daily, Neil Custard demonstrates how to patch broken geometry if the importing of a neutral file format goes awry. In addition to the basic steps needed to create the patch, Neil runs through the various options available and how they’ll affect the final result.

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