The Hole Wizard, in SOLIDWORKS, places countersinks and other holes flat to a point on a surface. Anything that is above this plane will be left alone, so for geometry that isn’t flat, you may be left with an overhang. The video below will show you a few methods on quickly remedying this problem.
Posts Tagged: Surfacing
In SolidWorks 2013, the intersect tool was introduced. It’s core function is to allow easy creation and modification of solid bodies. For example, you can turn a set of surfaces into a solid without having to trim them first. You can also add to an existing solid with an intersecting surface. This means that you… Read more »
If you’ve ever scene a carbon bike frame up close, you’ll notice that the blends at each joint are fairly complex, at least from a solid modeling perspective. Trying to use the fillet tool for geometry like this is just going to leave you feeling frustrated and confused. By using the boundary surface tool and… Read more »
(Source fastcodesign.com) Diving into a new set of tools can be intimidating. I’ll admit when I first started working with the SolidWorks Surfacing tools, I was apprehensive, but soon found that the tools are a lot simpler than they seem. The geometry that can be created using surfacing operations tends to be both more robust… Read more »
The Helix/Spiral tool in SolidWorks is limited to creating straight helices and spirals, so to create a helix along a curved path, you have to get a little creative. The twist along path option, in swept features, allows you to forego the use of the Helix tool and use a combination of a swept surface… Read more »