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SOLIDWORKS Sketch

SOLIDWORKS Sketch tips and tricks from the Javelin team

3D Sketching Techniques – Insert points and Connect the Dots

This method assumes that you have a list of points that you wish to sketch to.  Start a 3D sketch…

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3D Sketching Techniques – Create a Curve From a Text File or Table of Values

Use the command: Insert -> Curve, Curve through XYZ points.  Either enter the values into the table manually or open…

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3D Sketching Techniques – Multiple Viewports

Although a 3D sketch in SolidWorks does allow us to draw in 3D, we are more or less limited to…

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3D Sketching a Helix for a Pipe Route for SOLIDWORKS Routing

When using SOLIDWORKS Routing, a simple way to have a coil of tubing for strain relief or packaging reasons, is to…

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How to Dynamically Avoid Adding Automated Tangent Relations in SolidWorks Sketches

I have always loved simple tips and tricks. You know… those shortcuts that save time and always make you look…

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Hot, hot, hot! Dynamic Undo during Power Trimming

Not too long ago, if you would had asked me what is my favourite SolidWorks command, I would have answered…

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Sketch Dimension Input

Speed up your sketching with “on screen numeric input on entity creation”

Introduced in SolidWorks 2009 is the option to “Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation”.  Though it’s name doesn’t…

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How to check if a SOLIDWORKS Face is Planar / Flat

How can you check if a face is planar or not?

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