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Surfaces

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for Surfaces from the Javelin technical team

SOLIDWORKS Surface Reference Geometry

How to use SOLIDWORKS Surfaces as Reference Geometry for Mates

Dummy/reference surfaces can be utilized for various design situations in SOLIDWORKS. Due to the fact that the surfaces have no thickness…

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Inserting Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS Drawing Views

Surfaces do not appear in SOLIDWORKS drawing views by default.  When used as reference geometry, surfaces are usually not required in…

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Slice Section View now includes Surfaces! [VIDEO]

Until the current release of SOLIDWORKS, displaying surfaces within a drawing view has been a bit tricky in SolidWorks. Past…

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Split Surface Bodies

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

As we climb up the steep hill that is the list of new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2015, I wanted to…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics (4) – Sheet Metal Conversion [VIDEO]

This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. After…

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Thoroughly Checking Models with Verification on Rebuild

In general, a standard rebuild with the toolbar button or a complete rebuild by pressing CTRL-Q will update the model…

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Remote Control Sketched Elevations

How to prepare pictures of real parts or hand drawn sketches as input for SOLIDWORKS 3D models

As SOLIDWORKS users, sometimes we have to convert hand drawn sketch into SOLIDWORKS model provided by a creative professional, such…

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SOLIDWORKS Surfacing Techniques: Embossing on Non-Planar Faces

This post originates from a discussion I had with students in my SOLIDWORKS Essentials training course a few months ago….

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Let’s get picky and use the Selection Manager

Dan Johnson asks this question in the SolidWorks Forum: I am trying to create a handle that is part of…

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Tool and Die – Emboss Punch Design Topic: When Extrude to Surface does not work…

As a former Tool and Die designer I came to appreciate the power of SolidWorks when designing Embossing Dies. Most…

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