Skip to content

SOLIDWORKS Sketch

Add Dimensions Automatically while Sketching in SOLIDWORKS

Sketch Line

Did you know SOLIDWORKS can add dimensions to your sketch automatically? Adding dimensions manually can be a tedious job if you have to do it many times a day. SOLIDWORKS Automatic Sketch Dimensions makes this process much faster. Instead of finishing drawing a sketch entity, then selecting…

Read More...

Hold on…the SOLIDWORKS Power Trim tool can Extend too?!

SOLIDWORKS Power Trim Extend

The SOLIDWORKS Power Trim tool is amazing.  With a quick click and swipe you can trim a sketch line up to the next entity. There’s also the little red box to undo the last line you trimmed if you were a little trim-happy. Did you…

Read More...

How to Automatically Add SOLIDWORKS Tangent Relations from Lines to Arcs & Circles

Attaching a line to an arc or circle can be automatically snapped with a SOLIDWORKS tangent relation if you hover over the tangent location for a bit. Starting the line from an arc or circle may not add the tangent relation automatically.  However you can hover over…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS Arc Dimension

Sometimes you need to add a SOLIDWORKS Arc Length Dimension.  This can be done in both Sketch and Drawing environments.  The Smart Dimension tool, with the correct selections, is used to create a SOLIDWORKS Arc Dimension. Arc Dimension in a Sketch Within the Sketch environment, the…

Read More...

Bring simplicity to your SOLIDWORKS Sketch through advanced use of basic features

When we start out with a model we usually have every intention of keeping the SOLIDWORKS Sketch clean, simple and easily understood. With continually compressed timelines, even the most basic sketches can turn into a mess…very, very quickly. Consider the case of a simple sketch involving…

Read More...

Why is my SOLIDWORKS Sketch Pattern Under Defined?

In general, it’s good practice to create a Feature Pattern rather than creating all of the geometry in a single sketch with a Sketch Pattern.  Sketch Patterns are usually slower to rebuild than Feature Patterns and you also have less options available. However if you…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS Dynamic MIRROR | ЯOЯЯIM

Dynamic Mirror Sketch

See what I did there? I used Character Map to get a backwards R, then used symmetric letters to make the word MIRROR appear to be mirrored! What a complex process for such a simple trick. Thankfully, in SOLIDWORKS, the process can be delightfully simple….

Read More...

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…

Read More...

Copy Sketch and Maintain the Sketch Relations

SOLIDWORKS has had, and continues to have all kinds of functionality embedded in the most basic of windows commands – Take the “Copy” command for example.  In this example we will use simple Copy & Paste Functionality to make an exact copy of the sketch…

Read More...

Want to become a SOLIDWORKS Expert?

Take a LIVE Online Training Course from Javelin

Scroll To Top