Learn how to build a planar surface in SOLIDWORKS.
- [Instructor] If you're asked to create a planar surface on the exam, it's pretty straightforward and easy. Under the surfaces toolbar here, you can see planar surface. If you choose that one, all you really need to do is choose a bounding entity. Now you can choose and make your own sketch, or you can just go ahead and choose like an edge, something like that, click on OK, and you can see there, we filled that in with a new surface. So the blue surface down there at the bottom is our fill-in surface. Now if you choose something like the front plane, you could also just start a sketch. Let's go ahead and just create a centerpoint rectangle.
Come back over here to surfaces, click on planar surface, click on OK. And again, a very easy way to create a surface just by creating a sketch, or choosing some type of a flat series of edges, just by choosing your own sketch, or choosing some edges or series of edges that create one flat plane. That is a requirement, though. They all have to be on one flat plane like the top of this ellipse right here. So either way, very easy to create a planar surface. All we need is the outside boundary all in one plane. Click on that tool, and it's pretty straightforward and easy to do.
- 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