Explore how to use Boolean features to add and subtract bodies from one another.
- [Instructor] Once we've brought a mesh file…into SolidWorks, there will be occasions…when we'll want to combine that geometry…we've created with other geometry…that already exists or that we've created…additionally afterwords.…I'm going to add a locating pin in for this flange…and I've got two solid bodies here.…If I go up to insert, features, and combine,…I have the ability to add these two parts together.…So we have three options here.…Add, subtract, or make common.…
The ones you're going to be using mostly are add and subtract.…And simply enough that means add the bodies together…or subtract one body from another main body.…So for this example, we're going to select the body…that we brought in as an stl, and then this boss,…and hit okay.…Now with that done, we've now created…one combined solid body.…If we take a cross section here,…we can see looking through that this is all solid.…
There's no differentiating between the boss that we had…and the solid geometry that we brought in…from the stl file.…The combine feature is very powerful,…
- Importing geometry
- Using the surface and face tools
- Working with Boolean geometry
- Converting scans to 3D with Mesh Edit, the Mesh Prep Wizard, and the Surface Wizard
- Working with mesh BREP bodies
- Exporting a mesh
- Preparing a mesh for 3D printing
Skill Level Beginner
1. Classic Mesh Tools
What are mesh files?1m 47s
2. Surface/Face Tools for Mesh
3. Boolean Geometry
4. Scan to 3D
5. Mesh BREP Bodies
6. Exporting Mesh
Next steps1m 9s
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