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Surface Modeling

Surface modeling, as the term depicts, is the process of creating a surface (or, as some people refer to it, "a skin") to produce a completed model. This is more explicitly defined as a collection of individual surfaces that, when brought together, can represent a 3D model that looks similar to a solid, where it appears as if the entire model is one surface. This can better be defined by visualizing a plastic container, such as a milk bottle, which is actually made up of multiple surfaces welded together to complete the finished part. This method is widely used by industrial designers and stylists to establish a product shape or style.

Although surface models may be more complex to construct, parametric solid part models are easier to manage when changes are required. So why use surface modeling in engineering?


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