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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 will learn the simple steps to delete the sketches in SolidWorks.

The steps to delete a sketch in SolidWorks is simple and easy moreover it is the same irrespective of the file type i.e., part file, assembly file. To explain the steps we shall be using a part file as an example.

Steps to delete the sketch are as follows:

  1. Select the sketch you need to delete from the feature manager tree.
  2. Now right click on the selected sketch.
  3. Then choose the option of delete sketch marked with red cross sign.
  4. As soon as you the delete option a “Confirm delete” window will open.
  5. Click click “Yes” to delete the sketch.
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In this, we are deleting the last sketch i.e., sketch 7.

Tips: Many times you might face errors after deleting a sketch to avoid such a case check for all dependent items for the sketch and make sure all relations are also deleted with the sketch.