Offset

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Streamlines Surface Trimming Workflow with Offset On Surface

SOLIDWORKS Offset on Surface Midway

Among the many new features in SOLIDWORKS 2017 are features that “Clean Up” or simplify the entire process of creating some types of models — the SOLIDWORKS Offset on Surface tool is one of these. Let’s see how this tool can be put to use. Take…

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Reverse Sketch Offsets SOLIDWORKS 2016

In previous SOLIDWORKS releases it was impossible to change the direction after using the Offset Sketch Entities tool. If you made a mistake in the offset direction you had to delete and redo the command. In SOLIDWORKS 2016, you can reverse the direction of an offset…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Offset Entities Enhancements

New for the SOLIDWORKS 2016 Offset Entities sketch tool is the ability to create cap ends while offsetting open loop entities in 2D sketches. The cap end type can either be an arc or a line. Capping entities while offsetting is not new but previously you could only apply cap…

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How to Reverse an Offset Dimension [VIDEO]

Reversing sketch dimensions is one of the best time saving enhancements introduced by Solidworks 2009. It applies to 99% of the driven dimensions at the sketch level. At this time (SolidWorks 2012) the only type of sketch dimension which cannot be easily reversed is the…

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Troubleshooting the Offset and Thicken Surface Commands

How many times have you tried offsetting a set of faces only to get the error shown in fig. 1? Most likely there are some faces that will disapear or will go through other faces during the offset. The actual challenge is pinpointing these faces and eliminating…

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