SolidWorks Advanced Surface Modeling (Rhinoceros) Tutorial

Advanced Surface Modeling With Rhino you can enhance the modeling features of SolidWorks in several important
ways. You can: Create advanced, free-form surfaces. Create Advanced Free-form Surfaces Rhino can be used to create very accurate, free-form surface and solid models for import into SolidWorks. These models can be used as body features, as reference geometry, or as trimming and replacement surfaces. Modeling in Rhino is different from modeling in SolidWorks and other parametric, feature-based modelers. In SolidWorks, you start with a sketch or body feature and then add features to create a command history tree. Rhino does not maintain a command history tree and has no parametric features. This frees you to work directly with solids, curves, and advanced surfaces without regard for command history or embedded sketches. Curves are used to make surfaces. Surfaces are created, trimmed, matched, evaluated, and if desired, joined into open or closed polysurfaces. Rhino supports a host of curve and surface editing tools including Boolean operations on both open and closed polysurfaces. A closed polysurface defines a volume and can be exported as an IGES, STEP, ACIS (.sat), or Parasolid (.x_t) files and imported into SolidWorks as a body feature. Surfaces and open polysurfaces can also be imported into SolidWorks and thickened into body features or used to trim solids.


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