Mesh2Surface For SOLIDWORKS® Tutorials

Learn how to use Mesh2Surface For SOLIDWORKS by watching the tutorials. We highly recommend to watch them one by one in the order they are listed, but you can come back at any time and watch specific one when needed.

Sample Files
 If you don't have your own STL files, you can use our parts and try to reconstruct yourself. Download by clicking on the Download link. (Please, read carefully the disclaimer before downloading). DISCLAIMER: You can use the sample files only for training purposes while learning QUICKSURFACE. You cannot redistribute the files or use them for anything else.

Basic part (prismatic shapes) STL Download, Aerosol knob (free form surface) STL Download, Shoe (test autosurfacing) STL Download,

Getting started

    1. Installation
    2. Importing meshes
    3. Decimation of imported mesh
    4. Reduce noise of the imported mesh
    5. Mesh Selection
    6. Duplicate mesh

Basic Surfaces

    7. Main primitives
    8. Symmetry plane
    9. Fit Surface

Aligning reference mesh in space

    10. Using coordinate system

2D Sketch

    11. Cross-Section
    12. Fit 2D Sketch Entities
    13. Fit 2D Sketch Entities - Part 2
    14. Temporary hide meshes in Fit 2D Sketch Entities

Free form modelling

    15. Automatic Surfacing
    16. Getting Started
    17. Duplicate Edges and Points
    18. Duplicate Faces
    19. Increase Resolution, Split and Control Net
    20. Merge edges and points
    21. Creased edges
    22. Isolate, Hide and Show hidden
    23. Bridge Edges
    24. Symmetry
    25. Modelling on reference mesh
    26. Display Surface and Reference mesh
    27. Snapping Mode
    28. Real-time deviation
    29. Extrapolate boundaries
    30. Align edges
    31. Close 3 sided hole
    32. Thicken

Inspecting your results

    33. Compare

Troubleshooting

    34. My tools dialog closes if i press space bar
    35. Cannot import mesh
    36. Brush selection works not as expected



1. Installation

Learn how to install Mesh2Surface for SOLIDWORKS and how to activate the license.

(approximately 4 minutes)

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2. Importing meshes

Learn how to import meshes created with 3D Scanner and get it ready for use as a reference mesh

(approximately 3 minutes)

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3. Decimation of imported mesh

Learn how to reduce the number of triangles of the imported reference messh without loosing accuracy for easier manipulation.

(approximately 6 minutes)

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4. Reduce noise of the imported mesh

Learn how to remove noise from the reference mesh.

(approximately 4 minutes)

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5. Mesh Selection

Selecting triangles of the reference mesh is needed for various tools for surface extraction. With the mesh selection you can define your area of interest or hide areas of large meshes that you don't use at the moment.

(approximately 10 minutes)



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6. Duplicate mesh

Duplicate your original mesh to keep for the future or create areas of interest on the reference mesh and make them as separate meshes.

(approximately 4 minutes)



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7. Main primitives

Learn how to create basic primitives like planes, cylinders and spheres. How to adjust their parameters, create relations and modify them.

(approximately 10 minutes)


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8. Symmetry plane

Learn how to create a symmetry plane of an object.

(approximately 6 minutes)


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9. Fit Surface

Learn how to create a smooth surface which approximates the reference mesh.

(approximately 7 minutes)

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10. Using coordinate system

Learn how to position the reference mesh with respect to world coordinate system using primary, secondary and tertiary features

(approximately 12 minutes)

Sample file: Basic part STL Download

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11. Cross-Section

Learn how to create cross sections from the reference mesh for the purposes of 2D sketching

(approximately 11 minutes)

Sample file: Basic part STL Download

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12. Fit 2D Sketch Entities

Learn how to make your work more efficient when creating 2D Sketches from scanned data.

(approximately 10 minutes)

Sample file: Download

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13. Fit 2D Sketch Entities - Part 2

Improve your performance with our automatic tools for extracting primitives.

(approximately 5 minutes)

Sample file: Download

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14. Temporary hide meshes in Fit 2D Sketch Entities

Hide or show the main reference mesh while extracting primitives from cross section.

(approximately 2 minutes)

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15. Automatic Surfacing

Learn how to convert organic free form surface into CAD model with hit of a button

(approximately 6 minutes)

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16. Getting Started

(approximately 9 minutes)

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17. Duplicate Edges and Points

(approximately 6 minutes)

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18. Duplicate Faces

(approximately 6 minutes)

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19. Increase Resolution, Split and Control Net

(approximately 5 minutes)

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20. Merge edges and points

(approximately 5 minutes)

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21. Creased edges

(approximately 2:50 minutes)

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22. Isolate, Hide and Show hidden

(approximately 2:50 minutes)

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23. Bridge Edges

(approximately 7:35 minutes)

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24. Symmetry

(approximately 5 minutes)

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25. Modelling on reference mesh

(approximately 6 minutes)

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26. Display Surface and Reference mesh

(approximately 7 minutes)

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27. Snapping Mode

(approximately 2 minutes)

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28. Real-time deviation

(approximately 7 minutes)

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29. Extrapolate boundaries

(approximately 4 minutes)

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30. Align edges

(approximately 3 minutes)

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31. Close 3 sided hole

(approximately 3 minutes)

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32. Thicken

(approximately 5 minutes)

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33. Compare

At any point of your work you need to stay in control - how close your results are with your reference. Learn how to use the compare command in Mesh2Surface for SOLIDWORKS

(approximately 4 minutes)

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34. My tools dialog closes if i press space bar

If you use View Selector while Mesh2Surface dialogs are open, they close automatically. Disable the View selector to avoid these issues

(approximately 2 minutes)

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35. Cannot import mesh

Check your templates if you cannot import mesh with Mesh2Surface

(approximately 2 minutes)

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36. Brush selection works not as expected

Turn off your global antialiasing

(approximately 2 minutes)

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