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Feel the Power of This Power Surfacing for SolidWorks Tutorial

05 Mar, 2013 by in CAD
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Modeling with both Sub-D and NURBS is all the rage with the kids these days (at least we’d like to think so) and Power Surfacing is one add-on that allows you to use such a novelly modern modelling methodology inside SolidWorks. Since its debut in January and our hands-on in with Paul McCrorey there have been a few glimpses at how to use that new found surfacing power. Now, Mark Biasotti, Senior Product Manager with Dassault Systems SolidWorks, takes it for a spin showing you how to model that famous X-box game controller you’ve seen in the SolidWorks marketing material, turning what took 125 feature to create the basic shape in SolidWorks into one feature with Power Surfacing.
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Power Surfacing for SolidWorks. Finally, Freeform Modeling in SolidWorks

17 Jan, 2013 by in CAD, NEWS
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Oh, the undulating waves of SolidWorks surfacing bliss! Yeeeeah… ‘bliss’ is hardly the word one would use when creating advanced surfaces in SolidWorks. We thought that would all change with the T-Splines plugin, but a new plugin on the SolidWorks block is about to make a big splash. Next week at SolidWorks World, Integrityware will officially launch Power Surfacing for SolidWorks, a plugin that bring freeform (SubD) surfacing to SolidWorks. This is the real stuff folks. Plus, it’s already available for purchase.
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How to Create a Meaty Mid-Plane (Boundary) Sweep in SolidWorks

21 Jul, 2011 by in CAD
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Meaty Sweeps. You can gnaw on them all day like a charred piece of sandy camel leather. (Your computer can too.) But what are you to do when you want to send a profile merrily down a path in two directions? at once? in SolidWorks?! Well, can’t be done. BUT, you can use a single set of sketches and a couple features to get that sweep going the direction you want. You can even add in dimension driven constraints! Yes, imagine it for a moment. Take it all in. Then hit the jump to download the file and see how it’s all done.

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How to Create 3D Non-Planar Sweeps in SolidWorks

11 May, 2011 by in CAD
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Sweeps. That’s what we love. The stringy morsels of 3D modeling that makes a part all the more difficult (and interesting) to create. Sweeping a profile along a path couldn’t be easier in SolidWorks. A profile, a path, bend it to your will with a few guide curves – perfection achieved. But what if you need to sweep a profile along a non-planar edge? What if the profile needs to be centered or offset from the edge? There’s a very simple way to do it that can bring a lot more detail to that plastic part or profile design.

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tsElements 1.1 for SolidWorks Out. Symmetry and Free Upgrades.

11 Apr, 2011 by in NEWS
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I’m not one to get excited about point releases, but for a new product like tsElements, I’ll make a very large, symmetrical point poppin’ exception.

TsElements 1.1 is the first update for the new surfacing tool which allows import of.obj and T-Spline Rhino surface files directly into SolidWorks. I swear they’ve mixed magic with mathematics to do what they’re doing. Now they’ve added a few small features and a few bigs ones to bridge the T-Spline/SolidWorks surfacing gap, plus they’re being a model of maintenance support to all the software vnedors pushing out pay-to-play updates. Take a look at this…

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Free Audi TT SolidWorks Video Tutorial… In 26 Parts

22 Feb, 2011 by in RESOURCES
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What’s better than being beat with the rough edge of a 3D printed car door? Many things… many, many things, but one activity that’s better, which totally relates (to cars, not being beaten) is surface modeling! Yes, hooray for surface modeling.

You’ve seen Matt Perez’s site. Now, we’re gifted by another SolidWorks user who’s pulling some car surfacing shenanigans over on YouTube. Mateusz Kliber from Poland has 2.5 hours of Audi TT surfacing for you… all for free.

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The Nose Bleed of Free SolidWorks Tutorials Just Won’t Stop

09 Feb, 2011 by in RESOURCES
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Careful with that sharp putty knife. You don’t want to jab a main artery, grape salad or nostril as you read this. Oh! too late. The vessels have ruptured, starting with the SolidWorks user who brought you the free Camaro Tutorial and free Speaker tutorial. Now, he has a website offering even more.

Certified SolidWorks Expert Matt Perez launched his new site at SolidWorks World 2011. Now, SolidWorksLessons.info is the single site which contains his vast amount of knowledge that not only teaches, but also helps you approach the fun of modeling other complicated surfaces.

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How to Easily Create Curved Features Using Boundary Surfaces in SolidWorks

21 Jun, 2010 by in CAD
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Ya know, when you’ve come inside from a hard day of unnecessary antelope slapping, there’s bound to be some thoughts going through your head about how to make curved shapes in SolidWorks without overwhelming your mind.

Over at the 3DVisions blog, chief antelope slapper and CSWP, Randy Simmons shows you how to make a Quick surface curved 2 directions. It’s a great technique. One we want to slap into the ground like an unruly Kudu that’s had one too many ginger ales. Here’s how it’s done and a little example to give you an idea about some applications.

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