For modeling this camera what method would be better? Using PowerSurface plug-in or just Solidworks?
Please explain why you'd choose that option.
Alex,.. as a example, I'm attaching a remodel of the old Rhino3D camera (to show a company you could do surfacing in SW) I did back in Feb-2009 using SW2006.. (and, it was saved/updated in SW2012)
Hello Alex,.. I'm sure you could use either.
... although,.. btw/fyi, Canon has been using NX (Siemens) for >25yrs.. and I'm pretty sure that camera was made with surfacing tools (not sub-d).
PowerSurfacing allows a "hybrid" model, so its possible to model using SolidWorks native tools and apply subd in specific areas. I think subd is useful for decreasing the modeling time in the more organic areas, where creating a lot of curves and boundary or fill surfaces would be needed.
If the modeling might need additional work later by someone without PowerSurfacing, that could be a consideration ... the surface essentially becomes "dumb" or uneditable without PowerSurfacing.
I have not yet returned to examine the native deformation tools in SolidWorks in several versions. Its possible there have been some improvements there that might be worth using. I should mention my particular need is for fitting surfaces to scans (reverse engineering). I found the deformation tools difficult to control to match existing surfaces. However, if one is starting out modeling fresh, the deformation tools could be useful.
take it to a 3d scanner and let it make a model for you.
Do you have any website or somewhere that I can download some of your surface modelings in order to study the methods you use in different situation?
Alex Write wrote: Thanks Paul,Do you have any website or somewhere that I can download some of your surface modelings in order to study the methods you use in different situation?
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