Surface Modelling and Solid Modelling


What is Solid Modelling?

Surface Modelling and Solid Modelling are increasingly important with the rise of digital local manufacturing.

In detail, Solid Modelling is the advanced version of 3D geometrical design. It is the solid projection of parts, transformed into 3D shape by the help of 2D drawings. The capabilities of solid modelling are limited. Normally, a typical geometrical model consists of a wire boundaries. This wire boundaries may be 2D or 3D. When the designer/operator transforms these wires into the surface, it become visible on the screen as a part. Solid modelling represents real physical parameters such as volume and size. Furthermore, it is a necessity in order to produce on a medium scale. Sometimes, Solid modelling is parametric and if it is, the revision on the data can be done by our experts afterwards. If you need our advices, please contact us or our predecessor Poligon Mühendislik via the main page

What is Surface Modelling?

Surface modelling is used by industrial designer and for visual requirements. From the point of manufacturability, surface design can be seen as a primitive sketch. Curves and flat surfaces mostly used in this method while designing. In order to control the curves, mathematical curves and equations can be used such as B-Spline and Beizer. Surface modelling is very popular in consumer goods, marine, automotive and aircraft sheet metal industries. The major difference between solid modelling and surface modelling is that it is not possible to cut the model into pieces in the surface modelling. This makes it vulnerable in the assembly needed operations. See our participation in real-life applications on our industries section.

The 7 Advantages of using Solid Modelling

  1. More lighter data to work on
  2. Revisions way much more easier
  3. Modifications can be done faster on the data
  4. You can see your design as a manufactured product
  5. It is possible to assemble the data with other products
  6. Requires much more lower computer hardware specifications
  7. Interchange between platforms such as Solidworks to CATIA is easier

Contact our experienced engineers for surface modelling and solid modelling.