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Basics of Surface Modeling

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In this section we will learn the basic tools used to build the surfaces.

“Surface” and “Quilt” terms are frequently used while building models with surface modeling techniques. Here first we will explain the meaning and differences of these terms.

In this section we will learn the basic surface creation and manipulation tools.

   

Extrude

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating an extruded surface
  • Trimming an existing surface with extrude tool


 

 

Revolve

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating a Revolved surface
 

Fill

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating a flat surface with Fill tool
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Sweep

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating a Sweep surface
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Variable Section Sweep

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating a simple variable section sweep feature

 

Exercise 2

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Specifying additional chains in addition to Origin Trajectory

 

 

 

Exercise 3

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Effect of section dimensioning scheme on surface geometry

 

 

 

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Blend

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating a blended surface
 

Swept Blend

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating a Swept blend surface
 

Boundary Blend

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating a blended surface by referencing curves in one direction

 

 

Exercise 2

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating a blended surface by referencing curves in two direction

 

 

 

Exercise 3

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating a blended surface that connects two existing surface with Tangent constraint

 

 






Offset

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Creating an Offset surface
 

Copy

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Copy surfaces with Copy tool

 

 

 

Exercise 2

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Copy surfaces
  • Selecting surface with Loop selection technique

 

 

 

Exercise 3

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Filling a hole in a copied surface

 

 

 

Exercise 4

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Filling holes in copied surface with Contours option

 

 

 

Exercise 5

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Excluding a surface patch from copied surface

 

 





 




Mirror

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Mirroring a surface
 

Move

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Translating a surface

 

Exercise 2

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Rotating a surface

 

 

Merge

 

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Joining overlapping surface with Merge tool

 

 

Exercise 2

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Joining the intersecting surfaces with Merge tool

 

 



 

Trim

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Trimming a surface
 


Extend

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Extending a surface
 



Converting Surface to Solid

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Solidifying a quilt

 

 

Exercise 1

The topics covered are as follows.

  • Removing material by using quilt

 

 



     
     
     

 

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