Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Delete Face, part of Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Surfacing.
- [Instructor] The delete face commands is one of my favorite tools inside of SOLIDWORKS. It is so helpful for working with imported geometry or just deleting problematic features inside of your model. In this example here we're got a hole I want to get rid of and I also have this little feature over here that I'd like to remove from my model. You're probably going to see something similar to this on the exam. So over here I do have a surface knit. So that means this is one big surface here. Here it is called surface knit number one. If you want to delete this feature right here, you can click on delete face, click on that surface right there, and just click on delete.
And it'll just get rid of it for you. So if you didn't have the surfaces knit together, I'm just going to roll back before that surface knit. Notice we have this one here and that one there. So it's two separate things. In that case, instead of using delete face, you'd delete the body. So delete the body, choose that one right there. Click on okay and it just takes it out. But the problem we have it's still is not filling in that hole. So in that case there, you might want to come down. Let's go ahead and delete that there for right now. Come back down here to the surface knit, delete face. We do have the option to delete and patch and delete and fill but sometimes those will cause an issue if you just have a surface body.
So if you choose that, more than likely we're going to get an error if we click okay here. It's going to say we can't do it because of the geometry condition. That's okay. We know another way to do it. So get out of there. Come over here. Just click on that edge and hit delete in your keyboard and we can delete the hole or delete the feature. Delete the hole, boom, gone. Choose the edge, delete on your keyboard, delete hole, bam. Super super easy. It's the best coolest little tool for easily removing holes from surface bodies in just literally one click later and that hole is gone.
So that's delete face, delete body, and delete hole.
- Exam-taking techniques
- Surfacing tools
- Creating splines and 3D curves
- Building a boundary surface
- Extending and untrimming surfaces
- Knitting surfaces together
- Creating surface fillets
- Using the Thicken tool