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Is there a way to work on complex imported surfaces?

Question asked by Aleksander Borczyk on Sep 4, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 4, 2014 by Mark Biasotti

I have imported a boat hull design from another software and have been struggling to change anything in its geometry so far.Features such as Move Face bring up rebuild errors, asking for different parameters even during simplest actions (translation in one axis).



I have also attempted using Freeform and Deform features, both of them failing at the task. Both of these features have been explained in solidworks online tutorials on simple shapes, which brought up my question whether are they any good on complex surfaces, where there are no right angles etc.



I was also wondering whether is there a way to import sketches from other software so that I could work my way up from there.



Additionally, are there any other features that I have not thought of that may prove useful to modelling the imported geometry? Is there a simplier way to change the outline of the sides? Maybe there is an extension that would keep the sketches during importing?





Best Regards,