Neither SubD modelling nor NURBS modelling can effectively solve all 3D design problems; each has strengths and weaknesses. SubD modelling is great at producing and modifying complex freeform/organic shapes with smooth surfaces. NURBS modelling is good at combining shapes via Boolean and Feature operations as well as refining shapes with operations like filleting, blending and face editing.
Power Surfacing is a novel, power unification piece between these two technologies. Being able to use both modelling paradigms together provides huge productivity advantages in both the design and revision process.
Power Surfacing freeform design combined with SOLIDWORKS parametric design provides SOLIDWORKS users with a ground breaking Industrial Design toolkit.
Single Unified Objects
Power Surfacing creates single unified objects which can be easily modified in both subtle and significant ways without pulling apart the resulting NURBS surfaces.
Convert SubD Models into SOLIDWORKS geometry
Power Surfacing can convert virtually any Sub-D model (even those with some triangles) into a precise NURBS representation that is understood by SOLIDWORKS.
Greater Integration with SOLIDWORKS geometry
With new features like parametrics, constraints, tangential connectivity, levels of detail etc. you can seamlessly integrate Power Surfacing geometry with SOLIDWORKS parts to combine parametric and organic shapes.