I am quite new to Solidworks surfacing, and I am trying to thicken the surface in order to put it through Ansys. I have knitted all the separate components together but the tail seems to be the issue and I can't figure out why. It is a lofted surface with some surface fill and when I try to thicken it I get the following prompt: "Failed to offset or face could not be deleted".
I know that it's possible to create a solid from a surface, but was wondering if you can, & if so, what would be the best way to go about creating a surfaced feature, & then blending or converting that to a solid
So I have researched this topic and can't seem to find the solution to my answer. I have created two surface lofts, trimmed the surfaces where they intersect, knitted the two surfaces together and then when I attempt to add a thickness it fails.
Question about Reverse Engineering Methods i am an undergraduate mechanical engineer student and on this semester i am working on my thesis. My work is to scan a part with a non contact 3d camera and then create a 3d model to evaluate its geometry.
Knit Surface This half a body has been mirrored to make full body and Knit Surface tool applied to make combine body. But highlighting of Surface knitting in feature manager tree showing half a body only.
Recreating setback corner fillets Anyone have any suggestions for manually recreating the corner blend generated when using the setback parameters in a fillet where 3 edges come together to a point. My part geometry prevents me from adding the fillet to the three edges at the same time, which is required to use the setback option.
Is there a way in Solidworks to create a fillet and drive the radius of that fillet so that the fillet goes perfectly through a nearby vertex? In Creo this is a trivial achievement as the radius is entered "by value" or "through vertex." Perhaps there is a trick to achieving this in SW?
Is there a way to convert an imported surface to a solid? Example: I have a part which was created by someone else. It has a round hub, whitch is a solid. There are three propeller blades, which are imported as surfaces.
I know this question has been asked before and I have gone through almost all the discussions on this topic but I can't get my head around this. I have created a 3-D sketch from a curve and I need to cut extrude this shape/sketch (formed by the gray lines) to a depth of 2mm. What's the best way to proceed provided I already have a 3-D sketch?
I have a model of a cylindrical vacuum chamber with several holes and need to project the whole inner surface of the long part to a plane ("unroll it"). Is there a way to do this in solidworks? What I want to end up in the end is a sketch of the positions and shapes of the holes that I could use to manufacture a sheet, that when roled to a cylinder exactly matches the geometry of the chamber inside.