Surfaces are a type of geometry that can be used to create solid features. Surface tools are available on the Surfaces toolbar.

You can use surfaces in the following ways:
  • Select surface edges and vertices to use as a sweep guide curve and path.
  • Create a solid or cut feature by thickening a surface.
  • Extrude a solid or cut feature with the end condition Up to Surface or Offset from Surface.
  • Create a solid feature by thickening surfaces that have been knit into a closed volume.
  • Replace a face with a surface

Click here for surfacing tips (external link to SOLIDWORKS YouTube channel. Length: 1 hour, 17 minutes).