How to create Angular Center Marks in SOLIDWORKS Drawings?

Article by Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP updated February 17, 2020

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Center marks are annotations that mark circle or arc centers and describe the geometry size on the drawing.

With the Center Mark tool, we can create a center mark or a center point on circular edges. The center mark lines can also be used as references for dimensions.

Center marks can be shown in three various styles such as:

  1. Single center marks (Regular) – angular center marks
  2. Linear Center marks
  3. Circular Center mark

Angular Center marks:

Angular center marks can be used as long as we are working with the linear center marks. Here is how we can use them:

  • Go to Annotation Tab on Command Manager
  • Click on Center Mark
  • This opens the Center Mark property Manager
  • Make sure the Linear Center mark icon is selected under Manual Insert options section.
  • Now scroll to the bottom of Center mark property manager and type in the value for the angle you want for center mark > hit enter
  • Click on the circular edges to add center marks.
SOLIDWORKS Angular Center Marks

45° Angular and Single Center mark

Note: To show angular and single (regular) center marks on same view , you will have to use center mark tool twice separately for both types. All 4 center- marks can’t be placed right away by using center mark tool once.

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Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP

Vip is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) and is based in our Oakville Ontario head office.