New in SOLIDWORKS 2015! – The Split Feature can now split Surface Bodies! [VIDEO]

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated September 26, 2014

Split Feature Surface

Split Surfaces by Sketch, Plane or Surface. Resulting bodies can be saved as individual parts.

As we climb up the steep hill that is the list of new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2015, I wanted to peddle backwards for a moment to a feature that is a tad underused by most SolidWorks users – The Split Feature.

This tool gives us the ability to create multiple Solid Bodies within a SolidWorks file by chopping them into bits. In prior releases the “Cutting” of bodies was limited to Solids. This is not the case in SOLIDWORKS 2015 as we can now use a surface to “Split” another surface. Again widening the possibilities we have to generate our models more efficiently.

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Chris Briand, CSWE

Chris has been educating and supporting Engineers, Designers and IT Personnel within the 3D CAD industry since 2002, and was adopted into the fantastic team of applications experts here at Javelin Technologies in early 2006 and migrated along with his team members to the TriMech Solutions team in 2021.  Chris enjoys the continuous learning driven by the ingenuity and challenges Designers bring forward. Innovation using 3D Printing, 3D CAD and other technologies, combined with a diverse background as a technologist, allows Chris to find solutions that accelerate Designers, and take Design Teams to new heights. Chris is currently being held at an undisclosed location, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.