In this video, learn the what's, why's, and where's of surface usage.
- [Instructor] Here I want to talk…about what a surface actually is.…A surface is a zero-thickness shape.…Surfaces help us create complex…or even relatively simple shapes…that a solid model would have a difficult time…constraining and creating.…We use surfaces to help define…these complex shapes like the exterior of a car,…an exterior of a aircraft…or various products that you may have in your house…that are non-prismatic.…
Prismatic shapes as we know are cubes,…spheres, cylinders and with a surface…we can create shapes…that go beyond these basic simple shapes.…As we go through CATIA,…we're going to see that we can create pretty much any shape…that you can imagine…and certain things beyond what we can even create…in the real world.…So, as we define our surfaces,…we have to make sure that we don't create something…that can't really truly be made.…And one of the things that we really need…to pay attention to…is how our surfaces are formed.…
Because they are extremely powerful these surfacing tools,…we have the capability of creating things…
- Workbenches for surface creation
- Different meanings of hybrid design
- Point, line, and plane references
- Creating sweep surfaces
- Making 3D spline curves and offset surfaces
- Joining together elements
- Using transformations
- Extrapolating curves and surfaces
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Generative Shape Design
Settings and options2m 39s
2. Interface and Data Organization
3. Reference Elements and Curves
4. Basic Surfaces
Porcupine analysis4m 56s
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