Learn how to create a surface using the Mesh BREP as a reference.
- [Instructor] Once we have our STL file,…or our graphics body geometry inside of SolidWorks,…we're going to want to leverage…what we have existing as a reference,…to create surfaces, for example.…So using the Create surface from mesh feature,…we can replicate the surfaces of all of these facets,…without having all of the geometry…in there that's additional.…So, I'm going to go to Insert, Surface and Surface from mesh.…Like all the other mesh selection tools,…it gives you that Paint Select feature,…so you can select multiple facets.…
This tool can make planer surfaces,…spherical surfaces, cylindrical surfaces…and conical surfaces.…Generally, it wants to know…which one of these you're trying to make,…because it's going to try to approximate…and fill in the gaps.…So I'm just going to do a planer surface,…and I'm going to try to estimate this top surface right here…of my mold piece.…So, I'm going to click Paint select.…Notice the Paint select window comes up.…I'm going to hold down my left mouse button…and start painting this region on the top over here.…
- 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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