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Coincident Vs. Pierce Sketch Relation in SOLIDWORKS

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Understanding how your sketch relations affect your model will help you avoid errors and unwanted results. Without the proper sketch relations, some commands will fail, results will twist or deform, or break later on in the editing process. The two sketch relations that most commonly get misused or mixed up are Coincident and Pierce. It can be challenging to know when to use the coincident or pierce relationship because in some situations they do appear to behave the same way. […]

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Fit Splines: Are There Any Limits?

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Hello Everyone! I would like to a moment to discuss an interesting but often overlooked command inside of SOLIDWORKS. That command is called the Fit Spline command. Now most of you have heard about splines but you may not be aware of the “Fit Spline”. “Fit Spline” is interesting in that you can take just about any sketch geometry and turn it into a spline by using this command. This can be a great way to get the functionality of […]

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SOLIDWORKS Sketch Slot Symmetric Relation

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SOLIDWORKS Sketch Slot Symmetric Relation There are often times when designing a part that a typical placement for a sketch entity doesn't always conform to the standard horizontal or vertical placements.  Sometimes you need to get creative in how you place the "design intent" into your sketch for parametric updates.  We use parametric software, so why not get the most out of it.  Introducing an outside of the box solution.  Take this example of a block with an irregular cutout […]

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How do you insert symbols into a SOLIDWORKS sketch?

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For those of you that need to put symbols into a sketch text its easy to do.  Since there isn’t a symbols button while in the sketch text property manager, you have to open up MS Word and copy the symbols from there into the text box of the sketch text property manager.  Then you can perform any SOLIDWORKS function you wish. Ketul PatelComputer Aided Technology, inc.   

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