Learn about knitting surfaces together in SOLIDWORKS.
- [Tutor] In this example we're going to be trying to create a solid from this shape we have right here and we have a couple problems. One is this big hole in the top and the other one's this big hole in the bottom, and then we also have multiple surfaces here. So we have four surface bodies that make this thing up. So we need to go ahead and knit all those together and create the two surfaces we don't have, and then more than likely we can create a solid from this shape. Let's go ahead and use a couple tools we already know about. Go over here to Surfaces. Let's go ahead and choose a Planar Surface, and I'm going to go ahead and choose these bounding edges right here and here, and let's go ahead and just fill in that hole right there.
Come down here at the bottom, let's do exactly the same thing, let's go ahead and choose a Planar Surface. Let's go ahead and choose that entire surface there and now we have an enclosed boundary. Okay, next thing I want to do is click on Knit Surface. Choose the sections I'd like to connect together, so I want to choose this one, this one, this one, and that one, so those are our four individual surfaces. Now, we have the ability to create a solid right here. So we can merge any of these together and we can create the solid - makes everything really easy - click on okay, and all of a sudden, now we have one knitted solid and it's all one piece.
So very straightforward and easy. Once you have all those surfaces that have been knit together, and you've plugged all the holes, you can then easily create a solid. So those are the two things you have to make sure you can do is plug the holes, knit everything together, and then merge or create that solid. There you have it. That is creating a merge solid from a bunch of knit surfaces.
- 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