How to extrude cut in SolidWorks?

An extruded cut is used to cut away material from a body. To create an extruded cut, a body must already exist. This tutorial will investigate the options that are available to create and extruded cut. From Start Conditions specify where to start the cut. The options available for the start condition are explained below: …

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How to fully define a spline in SolidWorks?

A SPLINE is a curve that is a combination of points that may or may not be collinear. In SolidWorks, we have two types of Spline: B-spline and style spline. B-spline is used to is preferred while making complex curves whereas style spline is used in the case which requires a smooth continuous curve. We also …

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How to do a loft in SolidWorks?

SOLIDWORKS has several features that are useful for producing smooth and organic shapes. The Loft feature is one of them. We’ll take a deep look at the loft choices and how to utilize them to govern the behavior of a loft feature. The loft function in SolidWorks is a useful tool for (surface) modeling. The …

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How to use pack and go utility in SolidWorks?

Pack and go utility is a fast method to share assembly files in a zip format. It makes the transaction of files simple and easy to use. It is a 2 step process to zip all the related documents together.  The file format can be parts, assemblies, drawings, references, design tables, Design Binder content, decals, …

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How to change scale in SolidWorks drawing view?

A Drawing sheet (also known as a 2D sheet) is a representation of a 3D model in a 2D sheet. For this particular representation, we use scaling on a Drawing sheet. SolidWorks gives us the option to scale a model on a 2D sheet according to our flexibility. In this article, we shall dig deep …

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How to delete a sketch in SolidWorks?

Often when we model a part in SolidWorks, there might be some unused or redundant sketches in our file. There might be a chance you want to remove a reference sketch in an assembly file, hence it is very important for you to know “how to delete a sketch in SOLIDWORKS”. In this article, you …

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How to copy a sketch in SolidWorks?

There are various methods for manipulating sketches in SolidWorks. This tutorial will cover the use of Copy/Paste and “Copy Entities” command. Follow the instructions using the example from the end of the article “How to fully define a sketch in SolidWorks”. Copy/Paste In an active sketch, select all entities to be copied.  Then copy the …

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How to scale a sketch in SolidWorks?

There are various methods for manipulating sketches in SolidWorks. This tutorial will cover the use of the “Scale Entities” and “Modify” tools.  Use the scale entities command for selected or all entities.  The modify command scales the whole sketch, and dimensions are updated. Follow the instructions using the example from the end of the article …

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How to move a sketch in SolidWorks?

There are various methods for manipulating sketches in SolidWorks. This tutorial will cover the use of the “Move Entities” and “Modify” tools. Use the move entities command for selected or all entities.  The modify command will move the whole sketch, as a result the origin symbol will be out of place.  Follow the instructions using …

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