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What is the meaning for topology in SW context?

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Last comment By: Maha Nadarasa   Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:34:30 GMT
Re: Topology

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By: Christian Chu  Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:48:24 GMT
Re: Topology

Doing a quick search through the help files, I found this:

2015 SOLIDWORKS Help - Topology Recognition


It sounds like topology means recognizing things based on the shape and the structure of the outside surface


Also, see this:

Topology - Wikipedia


Although I think that I am just scratching the surface here.   There is probably a much deeper meaning that I am not getting to.

By: Dan Pihlaja  Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:57:42 GMT
Re: Topology

Which one is most appropriate one for SW?



By: Maha Nadarasa  Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:18:39 GMT
Re: Topology

Well, It is kind of unclear to me actually.

But if you look at this help file: 2015 SOLIDWORKS Help - DimXpert Features


You will see a column labeled "Topology" in which every cell is a description of a shape and how it relates to the surrounding features.


So, just based on that, I would say that Solidworks defines topology as shapes (bodies or surfaces) and how they affect each other.

By: Dan Pihlaja  Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:19:39 GMT
Re: Topology

In the 1st example only non-planar surface is defined as Topology and planar surface is left out. But in the 2nd example planar surface is defined as Topology. How will you see this differences?



By: Maha Nadarasa  Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:43:10 GMT
Re: Topology

It is all Topology.  Everything to do with the surfaces of the part is Topology, whether it is planar or not.


It is like saying "animal".   How do you know I am talking about a Tiger or a bear?   You don't until I define it further.

By: Dan Pihlaja  Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:11:40 GMT
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By: Maha Nadarasa  Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:34:30 GMT
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