How to use the SOLIDWORKS Split Line Tool

Article by Jamie Hill, CSWE updated July 10, 2017

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The SOLIDWORKS Split Line tool is used to project an entity (sketch, solid, surface, face, plane, or surface spline) onto other surfaces or curved/planar faces. You are also able to split faces on multiple bodies with one command.

The Split Line command comes equipped with 3 different modes to utilize:

Silhouette:

Splits the face at it’s outermost projected edges normal to your specified direction. No sketches needed!

Sketch Silhouette

Sketch Silhouette

Split applied to model

Split applied to model

Projection: 

Projects a sketch onto a surface. Projection Split Lines can be pattered!

Project selections

Project selections

Face is split

Face is split

Intersection:

Splits faces with an intersecting solid, surface, face, plane, or surface spline. It creates a continuation for partially intersecting faces based on natural or linear geometry!

Face split with surface

Face split with surface

SOLIDWORKS Split tool applied

Split applied

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Jamie Hill, CSWE

Jamie is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert working in the Javelin Oakville, Ontario, Canada office.