Learn about creating a filled surface in SOLIDWORKS.
- [Tutor] To create a filled surface you generally need to have one enclosed boundary. In this case here we have a boundary that goes from this edge right here, to this edge over here, this edge right here, and then down here, so that's our boundary of our filled surface. Now for a filled surface you can almost think about like saran wrap and you kind of stretch the saran wrap over that surface to create a mesh, and that's what's going to filled into that surface. It's pretty straight forward and easy to do so let's go ahead and just click on Filled Surface. As far as my patch boundary, we're going to be looking at exactly what we just did so I'm going to go ahead and choose these edges, and notice it's highlighting the surfaces that are attached.
And then right away it gives you a preview of what's going to be happening to that surface. And you can see we got a little bit of a bump here at the top and it kind of blends this way, and you have some control here of what you can do with that. So we can choose a Contact or a Tangency. Notice that as we soon as choose Tangency that kind of flattens out a little bit as we're looking at that surface. We can also choose a Curvature one so a couple different options as far as how we want to choose that surface, and how it's going to kind of blend into the other one. The other thing is you can apply it to all edges if you'd like to.
Notice that it does kind of bring that down a little bit as well if you change that. So make sure that you definitely take a look at the different options here. On the exam more than likely you're going to be creating some type of a filled surface like this, and they're going to tell you exactly which of these options to turn on or off to get the surface your looking for. Once you've done that, go ahead and click on the green check-mark, you're going to have that new surface, and more than likely they're going to ask you to click and measure something like the area of that new surface you've created. So make sure you do check the right boxes based upon the exam question, and choose the outside edge, fill that thing in, and you should be all set.
- 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