7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 1, 2009 12:27 AM by Chris Dolejska

    New to SW and Surfacing, please help.

      Hi, I am new to solidworks, actually just downloaded the free 90-day trial software the other day.  I am trying to design a faucet head using surfaces and I am running into a roadblock when trying to merger/blend the neck to the base.  I don't have an example of my problem to show, however I do have a picture of my desired finished model and I highlighted the area where I'm getting stuck.

       

      I am coming from AutoDesk Inventor and used to solid modelling and haven't worked at all with surfaces.  I completed most of the tutorials that came with solidworks, including the surfacing tutorial.  I'm not sure if my approach is wrong (still using the solid modelling approach) or there is some tool that I don't know of yet that will help me bridge this gap, but I would really appreciate it if someone could shed some light onto my problem here.  Many thanks in advance.

       

      Attached is a .png of the finished model.  The way I'm attacking this in SolidWorks is to, first revolve a surface of the base, then loft the entire neck portion to where the surface texture changes color (so, not to the base), now my idea would have been to create some kind of variable fillet to fill the gap.  The problem is, I don't know how to do that.  Any help again is greatly appreciated, thanks.