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SolidWorks Surfaces

DMT 63A (formerly CDI 63)

Software:  SolidWorks 2015
In Fall 2015 the "CAD" program will transform and be known as the Design and Manufacturing Technologies Department "DMT"; encapsulating high end CAD design, CAM,  CNC & Manufacturing Technology.


CDI 63 - Solidworks (Surfaces):

SLO Assessment Parameters and rubric (how and what you are graded on)


Text Book: SolidWorks Surfacing and Complex Shape Modeling Bible : By Matt Lombard


Class outlines:

  • CDI 63 - Green sheets:




SolidWorks Surfaces instructors:




Surfaces info:
Varible Section Sweeps
Surfaces and Solids
 Wildfire vs SolidWorks





Some CDI classes will be available in the near future.




Classes may be repeated every time the software revision changes.
SolidWorks 2006,
SolidWorks 2008, SolidWorks 2009, etc.

The corresponding CDI class letter name will change?: CDI63A, CDI63B, CDI63C, etc.


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What is Freeform surface modelling?


CDI 63 Book:


SolidWorks Surfacing book


Download book parts


Book description:

If you want to gain proficiency and expertise with SolidWorks surface modeling, this is the resource for you. You'll learn how to apply concepts, utilize tools, and combine techniques and strategies in hands-on tutorials. This Bible covers the range from sketching splines and shelling to modeling blends and decorative features. Complete with professional tips and real-world examples, this inclusive guide enables you to coax more out of SolidWorks surfacing tools.


ISBN: 978-0-470-25823-1

Paperback: 460 pages


What is surface modelling?



Available for in class use only:




 Student Learning Outcome:  -  “SLO”   - 

Functioning as a designer using Pro/Engineer, the student will create an engineering document package which complies with industry-defined standards and shall include the following:

  • Components models using CAD design tools
  • Assemblies generated from multiple components
  • Engineering drawings from components and assemblies




Other useful resources of interest.

SolidWorks Student Edition Software


CAD computers ideas

A good external SolidWorks Blog

Video results for Solidworks Surfaces

Tutorial Videos

SolidWorks certifications :

  • CSWPCertified SolidWorks Professional
  • CSWA Certified SolidWorks Associate

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Building: E35
Contact: Max J. Gilleland


Last Updated: 8/4/15