Delete Face: Use It or Lose It?

Three Different Parts of the Delete Face Feature in Solidworks: The Three-headed Monster

  1. solidworksdeleteface1Delete Face, (*which leaves an open wound – turns it from a solid to a surface)
  2. Delete and “Patch”.  For example, when using Delete and Patch in a radius situation (my go-to command) it takes the surrounding two surfaces that are being deleted (around the fillet) and extends these surfaces – trims, knits them and maintains the solid model integrity; turning them into a sharp corner. All-in-one command. (See Exhibit 1, right).