SOLIDWORKS Mesh

Working with 3D Scanned Data using SOLIDWORKS Mesh Tools

SOLIDWORKS Mesh Tools

The use of 3D scanned model data has evolved significantly in the past decade. When you need to replace or repair a part the traditional method of measuring tape and calipers simply doesn’t cut it anymore. Now companies rely on 3D scanning to capture and leverage their…

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Transforming a high-detail Artec 3D Scan with SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool

Artec Space Spider 3D Scan

When using SOLIDWORKS to create CAD models of complex, high-detail meshes, you need to start with a first-rate 3D scan of the model, such as this example from an Artec Space Spider 3D scanner. Then use the SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool to simplify the geometry….

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Quick tips on how to work with Mesh files in SOLIDWORKS

Working with SOLIDWORKS Mesh Files

If you need to work with Mesh files inside of SOLIDWORKS, you probably know how hard that is. These files have always been hard if not useless to work with! But with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018 a new Mesh Body type was added, which…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 Mixed Draft and High Quality Mesh

Draft and High Quality Mesh colour

Draft Quality elements provide faster solve times as each tetrahedral element only contain 4 nodes, one at each vertex.  Switching over to High Quality mesh elements is required for accurate stress results, which adds midpoint nodes putting the node count for a tetrahedral element up…

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Modify a Mesh BREP body directly with SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Mesh Editing

The new SOLIDWORKS 2020 release has some exciting capabilities built in for working directly on a Mesh BREP body. Previously only simple features such as add and subtract could be performed, and to do these, a regular solid body first had to be made and…

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Reduce Mesh Body Complexity with the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Decimate Mesh Tool

SOLIDWORKS Decimate Mesh Tool

New in the 2020 release of SOLIDWORKS comes even more capability to work with imported mesh files! As is often the case with scanned geometry, the number of graphics triangles (facets) can be overwhelming for many SOLIDWORKS users’ hardware. It usually is also excessive for…

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