SOLIDWORKS 2017 Sketch Segment tool now works with Splines!

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated October 19, 2016


Segment Tool ButtonThe Sketch Segment tool has been a welcome addition to our sketching tool-set in recent releases. SOLIDWORKS 2017 has made a further enhancements to this tool as it now supports a parabola, ellipse, partial ellipse, conic, and now you can segment SOLIDWORKS spline!

Both the SOLIDWORKS Spline and the Style Spline are supported!

Note of caution: Carefully evaluate what you are about to do when using the segment tool on a Style Spline, this will result in many little style splines – each with it’s own control curve.

Just because you can do a thing…does not mean that you should…now go give it a try!

Segment Spline

Segment Spline

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Chris Briand, CSWE

Chris has been educating and supporting Engineers, Designers and IT Personnel within the 3D CAD industry since 2002, and was adopted into the fantastic team of applications experts here at Javelin Technologies in early 2006 and migrated along with his team members to the TriMech Solutions team in 2021.  Chris enjoys the continuous learning driven by the ingenuity and challenges Designers bring forward. Innovation using 3D Printing, 3D CAD and other technologies, combined with a diverse background as a technologist, allows Chris to find solutions that accelerate Designers, and take Design Teams to new heights. Chris is currently being held at an undisclosed location, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.