Power Surfacing for SOLIDWORKS is a revolutionary SolidWorks plugin product that will fundamentally change the way that engineers and designers design parts in SolidWorks.
Power Surfacing for SOLIDWORKS makes it easy and fun to design complex free form, aesthetically pleasing "Class A" surfaces in SolidWorks. No longer will you have to fight with patching a set of trimmed surfaces together to form complex curved shapes; manipulating Power Surfacing parts is as simple as modeling with clay. With the release of Version 4.1, Power Surfacing has turned its Power Body objects into macro features so that they behave more like typical SolidWorks features, and they can be created and edited directly from SolidWorks assemblies. And you can now easily use Power Surfacing bodies as instances or references.
Power Surfacing for SOLIDWORKS is a novel and powerful unification piece between Sub-D and NURBS modeling. Being able to use both modeling paradigms together in the modeling process provides huge productivity advantages in both the design and revision process. With the ability to connect Power Surface Sub-D objects directly to existing SolidWorks objects and to update the Sub-D to correspond to history tree modifications, Power Surfacing essentially provides dimension driven Sub-D modeling. Power Surfacing freeform design combined with SolidWorks parametric design provides SolidWorks users with a ground breaking Industrial Design toolkit.
New in this version
The 6.1 release is a major upgrade for Power Surfacing. It includes some new features requested by customers, and it greatly improves productivity and usability. Version 6.1 makes designing complex shapes easier and faster so that they can be manufactured precisely. Here are some of the new features:
New Power Shell and Power Thicken tools
Precise conversion: faster, lighter-weight, precisely accurate geometry.
Measurement and accurate dimensioning: measure to Power Surfacing features / bodies and get accurate values.
Phong shading: for high quality imaging - great for showing surface quality.
HDRI based lighting : use various images for light reflection and high quality imaging - great for viewing surface quality.
Enhanced Quad Fill: this powerful tool will now fill even some large, complex holes.
Lighter weight models: The new converted models contain lighter weight surfaces, which will speed up your overall workflow.
Faster conversion: conversion of the Power Surfacing SubD geometry into SolidWorks surfaces and solids is much faster.
Primitive Shapes - Box, Cylinder, Torus, etc.
Creation from SOLIDWORKS Sketches
Import Existing Meshes: Obj or FBX from modo, Maya, etc. (for STL scan/ZBrush/Topology Study meshes see Power Surfacing RE)