Quickly repair broken surfaces

To be a better designer, it is always best to practice how to quickly and easily repair broken surfaces that may be from imported geometry. In this tutorial, I will take you through how to quickly get rid of discontinuities in imported geometry. To do this, we need to first create our imperfect geometrical surface and use the quick fix tool I will demonstrate.

Your surface need not be complex and you can just develop one as shown.

Quickly repair broken surfaces

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 – what’s new on mates

Working on assemblies with mates has never been easier. It is always hard to create a geometric relationship between two components when one of them is concealed. You can try to move each component to get a better view of your assembly which is time-consuming. Worry no more, because there is another useful feature on SOLIDWORKS 2018 which some of you might not know. It is by temporarily hiding faces when selecting mates with the use of Alt key.

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Converting conventional Solid bodies to Mesh data

SOLIDWORKS 2018 introduces cool new features that enable manipulation of mesh geometry. With this new version of SOLIDWORKS, you can now create solid bodies and instantly convert them to mesh data. This then enables you to carry out Boolean operations, such as combine and subtract. In this demo, I will be taking you through how you can easily convert solid bodies into mesh data.

Converting conventional Solid bodies to Mesh data

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Misalignment mate feature a great tool in SOLIDWORKS 2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 introduces improvements to its mate features inside SOLIDWORKS assembly, which helps the designer quickly and conveniently assemble the components making up a particular assembly.

A challenge presented in older versions of SOLIDWORKS is adding mates on surfaces that are hidden. With SOLIDWORKS 2018 superior mate capabilities, you can now temporarily hide faces to access the surface you require and perform a quick mate onto the desired surface.


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