Sketch Picture

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Say you have a picture of what you want to create in SOLIDWORKS and instead of guessing at the outline, you want to trace it off of the picture instead. No problem, to insert a 2D picture into a SOLIDWORKS part to trace, follow the instructions below.

  1.  Select the plane on which you would like to create the outline.
  2.  Open the sketch.
  3.  Inside of the sketch go to tools –> sketch tools –> sketch picture.
  4. Select the picture that you would like to insert (File types that you can use for these pictures include .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .tiff, or .wmf.)
  5. Start sketching!

 Courtney Freeland

Technical Analyst

Computer Aided Technology