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SOLIDWORKS Derived Sketch

Creating and orientating SOLIDWORKS derived sketches

Derived Sketch

Let’s start with a question: If you needed to translate a sketch 90°, let’s say from the Top Plane to the Front Plane and have those sketches update as one (linked), what would you do? You could copy/paste the sketch, redefine relations, apply in-context relations,…

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SOLIDWORKS Loft Bend Problems and Solutions

If I were to compare the SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal module with an Opera Company and you (the SOLIDWORKS user) with the director, then the Loft Bend would be a wanna-be diva; a spectacular feature with lots of potential but also very temperamental. The Loft Bend is unique among all the Sheet Metal features and, because of that, thinks very highly of herself. Her contract has to be “just so” in order to even consider appearing on the scene. For example: She will sing in 2 acts only (2 sketch planes), no more no less. She will wear only 2 dresses with hip high side slits (2 open sketches) She will create a scandal if, after her first performance, critical reviews are less than stellar. Most times, if you ask her to change…

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