How to Insert and Scale a Sketch Picture

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When designing something in SOLIDWORKS, it’s often useful to import a rough idea of a project in the form of a 2D image and then trace over it instead of trying to guess the outline yourself. But how do you know the 2D image is in the correct place and more importantly is the correct scale? This post will walk through how to Insert a Sketch Picture and how to use the built-in Scale Tool to make sure your picture […]

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Using a DWG or DXF for SOLIDWORKS Drawing Borders

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Would you like to reuse your title block and border information from an already completed .DWG or .DXF file? You can easily import that .DWG or .DXF into SOLIDWORKS and create your new SOLIDWORKS Drawing taking only the information you need copied over. First, we’ll start with a .DWG with a border and title block included. Now, our goal is to get this imported into SOLIDWORKS. To import a .DWG or .DXF file, simply open SOLIDWORKS and go to File […]

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SOLIDWORKS Drawing – Empty View to contain 2D information

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SOLIDWORKS drawings often contain information that doesn’t involve a 3D Model View, Section View, Detail View, etc.  Maybe a 2D schematic or a floor plan needs to be added to a drawing format but it’s not information that would require a 3D Model. “Empty View” is the answer. In a drawing environment, go to Insert > Drawing View > Empty     An Empty view is placed in your drawing.     Within this view, you can create sketches, add […]

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