As well as being the name of the site, merging surfaces is a step in the process of combining multiple surfaces, or quilts, into a larger quilt. Likely, this larger quilt is the foundation shape of your design and your next phase in the design is to add smaller features or solidify this model. There are countless paths to get to there, but not all paths are efficient. To become an efficient designer of surface models a lot of trial and error for hundreds of hours is required.
It can be fun. It’s definitely rewarding to figure it out. But not everyone can commit that much time.
I’ve created Merging Surfaces with the vision of it becoming a key resource for Creo Parametric users to learn the practices and techniques of surface modeling. I have gone through the hundreds of hours and trial and error needed to figure it out and still there is more for me to learn and better pathways for me to discover to create a model that is perfect and painless to modify.
This venture will not only benefit you, but it will also take me to a new level that I can then pass on to you through improved tutorials and articles.
- I’ve been using Creo Parametric (aka Pro/Engineer) since 2007. I learned surfacing in 2011.
- At the time of this writing, I use Creo Parametric 3.0. I don’t think the surfacing tools since Creo 1.0 have changed much. Despite your version you will learn something here. Even if you still use Pro/E Wildfire.
- I am not an engineer. I’m a trained drafter and have become a designer on the job. I enjoy the aesthetics of products more than how they work on the inside.
I hope you’ll stay tuned to see what comes next.