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# SOLIDWORKS: HOW TO USE 3DQUICKTOOLS - SKETCH TOOLS - 2

## HOW TO USE 3DQUICKTOOLS – SKETCH TOOLS

3DQPRESS and 3DQUICKSTRIP has always been the leading edge for customers looking to enhance SOLIDWORKS for Strip layout, Die, and Fixture design. In this Blog I am introducing some unknown feature called Sketch Tools.

I will be explaining how to use Modify Hole Fillets sketch function works, but as you can see, there are several sketch tools functions that the user can use to complete the task faster.

The Modify Hole Fillets has 2 pull down menus to decide how the offset is processed (By Distance) or (By Radius).

Let me explain the difference between the options.

As shown above, both radius’ started as .250, selecting the (By Radius) removes the old fillet and replaces it by Concave and Convex Delta R.

As shown above, when selecting the (By Distance), it removes the old fillet and replaces it by Concave and Concave Distance as shown.

Also notice that once the update is complete, 3DQUICKPRESS changes the color of the sketch to green.

The limitation to Modify Hole Fillets is replacing splines inside sketches when selecting arcs.

Modify Hole Fillets however cannot create a square corner if the input R is larger than the current sketch R if you are creating a Convex Distance.

Example: (By Radius) The sketch below shows the Concave and Convex radius has been updating them to the new value when the R starts as .250 then updating to .275 and .225 respectively.

Example: (By Distance) The sketch below shows the Concave and Convex radius has been updating them to the new value when the R starts as .250 then updating to .310 and .189 respectively.

Thanks and I hope you enjoy all of the new blogs about 3DQUICKPRESS. Please check back to view other articles 3DQUICKPRESS Sketch Tools.

Ronnie C. Flaugh
Technical Analyst
Strategic Technology Solutions
Computer Aided Technology

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