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How to use surface mirror/fill features in SolidWorks?

By Thomas Harold on 31 Jan 00:11 1 answer 5269 views 7 comments

I'm working on modeling a railway spike in SolidWorks, and its a lot more complex than I thought it'd be. But I succeeded in making a surface with the correct dimensions of the rounded part of the head (I have to start here because all the other features rely on the topmost point tangent to it to describe their height) but I can't get it to mirror in the plane "Spike Centerline" in the attached picture. Furthermore, I'm not sure how to make a solid body out of a surface... I'm stuck in short! Help!

UPDATE: The mirroring element has been answered, now I just need to know how to make solids out of a 3D shape bounded by surfaces..

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Dog Spike 2.SLDPRT, 189 KB

1 answer

  • w.wolf
    w.wolf over 5 years ago

    Try using mirror bodies when working with surfaces, I'm not able to attach the file due to some bugs in the site right now.

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