Learn about moving faces on parts in SOLIDWORKS.
- [Instructor] In this example, we're going to be talking about the Move Face command. The Move Face command is pretty straightforward and easy to use, and we can get to that command under Direct Editing under here at Move Face. Now I can choose any one of these faces here, click on the arrow, and just kind of drag it up, and you can see what happens, you kind of drag and move that face up. The only problem here is that now we have this big gap, and that's our problem because we did move that face, and it did shrink this other one, but it didn't extend this other one over here. And the reason that is is because those surfaces were not knit together.
So let's go ahead and undo that, and let's go ahead and knit them together first. So go other here to Surfaces, click on Knit Surface. So go ahead and choose this one, and this one, those guys, and that one. Click on OK, and now we have one surface. Now if we go to Move Face under Direct Editing, Move Face, I'm going to go ahead and choose that one right there, I can drag that up, and notice it brings this other surface with it. So if you do knit them together, we will have one continuous knit body like we do originally.
So that is the Move Face command, you can see it is all one seamless surface. It's very useful for direct editing, or just making some quick changes on the fly without having to go back and modify the original sketches, or the original features, or the original 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