Surface from Mesh feature

SOLIDWORKS 2018 now allows manipulation of mesh data imported from external files into SOLIDWORKS with the ability to change its texture by specifying its material properties. SOLIDWORKS 2018 moreover allows more operations to be done on mesh geometry with the new surface from mesh feature.

What this feature does is that it allows you to quickly and conveniently turn mesh data into SOLIDWORKS surfaces by following some simple steps.

Surface from Mesh feature

Looking at the mesh geometry shown, we can quickly model surfaces form the data allowing SOLIDWORKS surface operations to be done on the part. Move to the surfaces tab to access the surface from mesh feature.

Surface from Mesh feature

Doing this pulls up a window under the feature manager tree.

Surface from Mesh feature

Surface from Mesh feature

Begin by selecting the surface you would want to create then, using the paint selected faces facet tool, click on a handful of faces which you require to create surfaces.

Surface from Mesh feature

Surface from Mesh feature

Clicking on calculate, SOLIDWORKS automatically identifies all the other faces required to create the surface desired eliminating the need of selecting all the faces hence speeding up the entire process. This can also be done on circular mesh geometry by selecting the surface to be created as cylindrical.

Surface from Mesh feature

Surface from Mesh feature

 

From the surfaces created, you can hide the rest of the mesh geometry and perform the necessary surface operations such as knit surface, surface fill, etc.

Surface from Mesh feature

The knit surface feature, in particular, can be used to combine the surfaces created into one single surface. Just click on the knit surface feature in the surface tab and click on the surfaces to be knit.

Surface from Mesh feature

Surface from Mesh feature

Once the surface has been created, you can then click on show to reveal the rest of the mesh geometry.

Surface from Mesh feature

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