SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Projected Curves – #SW2019


In SOLIDWORKS 2019 projected curves now support multiple open or closed contours, can be projected onto multiple bodies, and a new bi-directional option is available to project in both directions.

You can create multiple closed or open contour projected curves in a single sketch

You can even use 3D sketches as the input in SOLIDWORKS 2019.

In earlier releases, you would need to create a separate sketch for each entity and then use the Projected Curve tool separately on each element.


The new bi-directional option in the Projected Curve PropertyManager projects sketches in two opposite directions, even if there are multiple bodies. Previously this would have required a second Projected Curve feature.

You can now also set a custom direction for projected curves, using a planar or linear reference such as an edge, sketch, plane, or a face.

Clearly the Projected Curve tool saw some much-appreciated love in SOLIDWORKS 2019, so thanks to all the users who voted for these enhancement requests!

I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2019. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI Application Engineers will continue to break down many of the new items in SOLIDWORKS 2019. All these articles will be stored in the category of “SOLIDWORKS What’s New.”

Brandon Nelms
Application Engineer
Computer Aided Technology, LLC

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