nPower Software announced the release of Power Surfacing, an industrial design add-in product for SolidWorks 3D design software that improves the design process for modeling organic, free form surfaces in SolidWorks.
According to the company, Power Surfacing allows great flexibility and productivity in designing difficult surfaces by pushing and pulling on the faces, edges or vertices of the part. The shapes are created as single, unified objects, which can easily be modified without pulling apart the resulting NURBS surfaces. Once converted into a native SolidWorks part, those Sub-D models are treated just as if they had been created with traditional SolidWorks tools. Thus SolidWorks features like Booleans, fillets, shells, etc., can be applied to the parts just as if the parts had been modeled with typical SolidWorks tools. After applying SolidWorks features, Power Surfacing users can go back to the original Sub-D form and modify the surface shape and downstream features will be reapplied.
The solution can quickly and accurately convert virtually any Sub-D model (even Sub-D models that have some triangles) into the precise NURBS representation that is standard for SolidWorks parts.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.