What’s New In Mesh Modeling – SOLIDWORKS 2020
As mesh models become more popular in applications like scanning and printing, SOLIDWORKS introduces a new set of tools to make this workflow easier and more powerful. Decimation allows extremely large mesh models to be reduced in complexity without sacrificing fine detail. Reference geometry can also be defined directly based on mesh geometry such as a cylindrical mesh face being used to locate and define an axis. Finally, the mesh can be directly compared to solid geometry with a deviation plot to analyze the variance. This analysis will be useful in confirming the accuracy of a reverse-engineered model or a part scan relative to the original design. Our own Doug Enns takes us through an example and shows off these new features.
About the author
Doug Enns, one of MLC CAD Systems Application Experts, is focused on helping companies improve their designs and reduce product development time and cost through the use of computer simulation. He is a licensed professional engineer and has his SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer certification.