5 Reasons Surface Modeling is a Needed Skill

During this on-demand webinar, we discuss five different design challenges and show how to overcome them by adding surface modeling to your skill set.

About This On-Demand Webinar

Surface modeling is a valuable skill for a variety of reasons — some of which we explain in the on-demand webinar above.

But before diving into why you should use surface modeling in SOLIDWORKS, it's important to first know what surface modeling is. To explain the benefits of surfacing techniques versus solid model techniques, we compare surface modeling to finding the perfect T-shirt. You can go to 100 different stores, but there will only be so many pre-packaged features to choose from. Whereas, if you want a special T-shirt (or model) with tailored edges and styles, you have to get it custom designed — hence, the surface modeling feature.

5 indications that you could benefit from surface modeling skills in SOLIDWORKS:

  1. If you’ve ever struggled creating 3D geometry that doesn’t have straight-forward profiles, axes, paths or extrusion directions
  2. If you’ve ever opened imported geometry containing face and edge issues that SOLIDWORKS can’t fix
  3. If you’ve ever had the need to modify geometry that doesn’t have a parametric feature tree
  4. If you’ve ever been limited by the capabilities of traditional 3D modeling features
  5. If you’ve ever spent time editing geometry, only to spend even more time correcting downstream errors

If you can relate to any of the above scenarios, SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling training might be for you. By learning how to achieve complex shapes and use surfacing tools, you can save time replacing faces with surfaces, extruding solids with end conditions, creating solid features by thickening surfaces and more.

Watch the webinar for a more detailed explanation on surfacing or read our blog, 5 Reasons Surface Modeling is a Needed Skill.