Monday, June 13, 2011

tutorial: 3D curve I

Do you know how to create a 3D curve in SolidWorks? In SolidWorks, there are many ways for us to create a 3D curve. There are Project Curve, 3D Sketch and Intersection Curve. Here I’m going to show you how to use this 3 feature to create a 3D curve.

First of all, all 3 features have the similarity to create a 3D curve. It use the standard 3 views as a guide.

Let's start with the 1st method, Projected curve

Choose 2 planes and sketch a curve in each plane.


then select "project curve" feature, which drop under curves.


Select "sketch on sketch" in the property manager.


Then select the 2 sketches and click OK. What you get next is a blue colour 3D curve. This blue colour 3D curve cannot edit directly. What you can do is edit the 2 original sketch.


Do give a try. Next week I shall share with you all on the 2nd method.

Jackson (jacksonlim@cadcam.com.my) is part of the team member who good in sufacing skill in SolidWorks. You won't believe it until you see some of the exotic cars he model with SolidWorks.