“What is THE way to model this?”
It’s always the question one can never answer, isn’t it, as anyone who has done solid modeling will attest. You can sit three people down, they’ll build it three different ways – and who is right, and who is wrong? The answer, of course, lies less in the topology of the model, and more in proper capture of design intent, which we all know is of primary import with parametric modelers such as SOLIDWORKS.
So, download this Valentine’s Day model (SOLIDWORKS 2015 or higher required). Use the Part Reviewer tool to see its use of Surfaces, text sketches, Domes, and “Offset from Surface” Extrusion options. Learn from it – or laugh at it, then scroll down to the Comments section and suggest a better way! It's easy! Just log in using social media.
But have a Happy Valentine’s Day, from those of us here. You can Like this post – but remember to Love your Valentine!
By: Sam Hochberg, CSWE, Application Engineer