Hybrid Modeling

You can create a hybrid solid or surface body that includes mesh BREP geometry and standard SOLIDWORKS BREP geometry. Previously, you could not combine mesh BREP and standard SOLIDWORKS BREP geometries in a single body.

In this example, do the following:
  1. Mold the custom grip in a piece of clay and scan it to create an .stl file.

  2. Import the .stl file as a graphics body and convert it to mesh BREP.
  3. Add standard SOLIDWORKS BREP features to the part.
    Surface extrude and surface cut
    Cut extrude and fillet
    Boss extrude
Because the blade is standard SOLIDWORKS BREP geometry, you could refine it with additional features. For example, you can sharpen the blade, add a serrated edge, or add back blade features.