Learn how to use the Surface Wizard to clean up mesh geometry.
- [Instructor] Depending on how large your mesh is…or how complex your geometry is,…you might be able to use the surface wizard…to convert your mesh into a surface body…or collection of surface bodies…that SolidWorks can then use to drive…other features or create solid geometry.…Let's take a look at what we can do…with this mesh setup that I brought in.…I'm going to go up to Tools, Scan to 3D,…and go to Surface Wizard.…I'm going to pick the mesh.…Notice the number of faces.…Click next.…
Now you could do a guided creation…or an automatic creation.…I'm going to go with automatic for this one.…So let's go ahead and go next.…Now you'll notice here that we get…to adjust the surface detail.…So I'm going to turn this all the way up…and then see if I can get a preview.…Alright, now I'm given a preview showing…where I have errors in the surfaces…that it's trying to make.…I've got a number of surfaces of 11,643.…That's a lot.…This is a high number of detail.…
That might be too much in fact.…So I'm going to try and step that down a little bit.…
- Importing geometry
- Using the surface and face tools
- Working with Boolean geometry
- Converting scans to 3D with Mesh Edit, the Mesh Prep Wizard, and the Surface Wizard
- Working with mesh BREP bodies
- Exporting a mesh
- Preparing a mesh for 3D printing
Skill Level Beginner
1. Classic Mesh Tools
What are mesh files?1m 47s
2. Surface/Face Tools for Mesh
3. Boolean Geometry
4. Scan to 3D
5. Mesh BREP Bodies
6. Exporting Mesh
Next steps1m 9s
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