Charles Culp

SolidWorks 2014 - Style Spline

Discussion created by Charles Culp on Sep 8, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 10, 2013 by Jerry Steiger

Hello everyone, I hope to post a bunch of quick videos on the new features of SolidWorks 2014. This first one isn't so quick, it is 22 minutes. It is an excellent new tool, so I wanted to cover it thorougly.


An introduction to Style Spline, a new feature in SolidWorks 2014.


The style spline uses Bezier curves, while the existing spline tool uses b-spline curves. This allows for easier control of the shape and always creates smooth curves. These splines are mathematically more simple, so a complex tool is inherently less powerful, but the style spline is likely to become my spline sketching tool of choice.