Sketching

SOLIDWORKS: Becoming a Sketch Expert with SketchXpert

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Imagine: You are putting the finishing touches on a complex sketch, proud of your work. All that is left is one relation to give you the profile you need. Then, red and yellow fill the screen. Something has gone horrifically wrong; the sketch is over defined and unsolvable. There are dozens of relations and dimensions in this sketch—where do you start? Rather than trying to sort through the potential points of conflict on your own, let SketchXpert do it for […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Creating Sketch Offsets on 3D Geometry Surfaces – #SW2017

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Creating Sketch Offsets on 3D Geometry Surfaces   SOLIDWORKS 2017 Now allows you to add offset sketches on 3D Geometry. You can select entire faces:     Or you can select individual edges:     This command can be found on Tools -> Sketch Tools -> Offset on Surface.   I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2017. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI […]

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Creating Splines in SOLIDWORKS made easy

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Creating organic shapes in SOLDWORKS can be a little intimidating….especially working with splines. After reading this blog, I hope to relieve the anxiety forever! Here are a few tips to help create and manipulate splines easier. SOLIDWORKS supports two types of splines: B-Splines and Style Splines. These sketch commands are considered to be “sketched curves”. These sketch curves are found in the Sketch Command Manager or under Tools > Sketch Entities > Spline or Style Spline The definition of a […]

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