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For those of you who have implemented the new Power Surfacing plug in for SolidWorks into your toolset, your work has no doubt taken a more organic route. For those unfamiliar with the plug in, Power Surfacing allows you to design complex freeform Class A surfaces in SolidWorks without the headache of patching trimmed surfaces to created complicated organic forms. Essentially, it’s a ball of clay that resides within your SolidWorks workspace that you can push and pull to your heart’s content similar to other Sub-D modeling programs (ie Luxology’s modo). In this new sneak peek of the upcoming Power Surfacing 101 series from cadjunkie, industrial designer Adam O’Hern guides you through the creation of an organic pitcher design and the process of setting it’s internal volume to a specified unit of measurement.

Power Surfacing 101

Topics

  • Starting with a primitive shape with Power Surfacing
  • Selection methods
  • Basic shape manipulation techniques
  • Incorporating traditional SolidWorks editing techniques
  • Adjust transparency

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  • spacemonkey82

    how does this compare to t-splines for rhino?

  • Adam

    Same basic idea, except you’re in SolidWorks instead of Rhino. The toolsets are roughly equivalent. If you’re a SW guy (like me), it’s great. If you’re a Rhino guy, you may like TS. Whatevs!