MySolidWorks Learning: Sketch Booleans will make 3D Object Intersections come to Life in Conceptual Designer

Article by Rod Mackay updated September 2, 2014

Sketch Booleans Lesson

MySolidWorks Learning Sketch Booleans

Want to know how to combine the volume of two sketch objects? Try the MySolidWorks Learning Sketch Booleans tutorial and you’ll be able to master the art of sketch object union. Sketch Booleans is the particular function within SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual that allows you to freely intersect, add, and subtract one object from the other or multiple objects at once. The Sketch Booleans tool also enables you to find the volume that two shapes have in common when intersected; this is particularly important for those users who are in the molding or casting businesses.

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What are Sketch Booleans?

Sketch Booleans can be generated from the addition, subtraction, or intersection of overlapping sketch objects. The original geometry used in creating the Sketch Boolean is retained in the Design Tree and can be shown in the Work Area; Sketch Booleans can also be removed to return to the original geometry.

Why learn about Sketch Booleans?

After successfully completing the Sketch Booleans lesson, you will be able to effectively:

  • Create Sketch Booleans by adding, subtracting, and using the intersection of existing sketch objects.
  • Use the Show Hidden Geometry command to display the underlying sketch objects.
  • Use Remove Boolean to revert back to the original sketch geometry.

No matter what, Sketch Booleans will allow you to make your creations come to life!

What is MySolidWorks Learning?

In addition to this lesson, MySolidWorks Learning offers 10+ hours of free content available to you whenever and wherever you want! If you’re participating in a Javelin SOLIDWORKS Instructor-led training course, MySolidWorks Learning is a great tool that you can combine to accentuate training and refresh what you’ve learned. What are you waiting for? Click here to get started.

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Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.