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,

Getting started

    1. Installation
    2. Importing meshes
    3. Decimation of imported mesh
    4. Mesh Selection

Aligning reference mesh in space

    5. Using coordinate system

Surfaces

    6. Main primitives
    7. Fit Surface

2D Sketch

    8. Cross-Section
    9. Fit 2D Sketch Entities

Free form modelling

    10. Automatic Surfacing
    11. Quad surfacing

Inspecting your results

    12. Compare

Troubleshooting

    13. Cannot import mesh
    14. 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. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. Fit Surface

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

(approximately 7 minutes)

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8. 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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9. Fit 2D Sketch Entities

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

(approximately 10 minutes)

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10. 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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11. Quad surfacing

Learn how to manually create free form surfaces with QUICKSURFACE Free form edition and use them in SOLIDWORKS

Sample file: Aerosol knob STL Download
(approximately 7 minutes)

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12. 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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13. Cannot import mesh

Check your templates if you cannot import mesh with Mesh2Surface

(approximately 2 minutes)

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14. Brush selection works not as expected

Turn off your global antialiasing

(approximately 2 minutes)

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