SOLIDWORKS 2017 Improved Sketching ensures no more “Dirty Drawings”

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated October 17, 2016


SOLIDWORKS 2017 improved sketching provides a new buffer zone within the environment to help keep micro-lines from being created while using the click—click sketch method.

This automated functionality will reduce the number of accidental instances of micro length lines that prevent us from using the contour to generate a solid body with the extrude and revolve tools.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 improved sketching Micro Lines

Improved Micro Lines

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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.