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How to move origin in SolidWorks?

To fully define a sketch we take origin as a reference point. Origin is always defined as (0,0,0) and is the intersection of all 3 planes. At times while making a CAD in SolidWorks we might need to shift the origin. This article will learn about the steps to move the origin.

  1. Go into sketch mode and then choose the tool option.
  2. As soon as you choose the tool option go to “sketch tools”.
  3. Now from the drop-down choose the “Align” option.
  4. Choose the Align Grid/Origin option. A selection window appears on the left side.
  5. Now select the point where you need to move the origin.
  6. Then choose the x-axis or y-axis direction.
  7. As soon as you click okay Origin is moved according to your selection.
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If you see in the last two images you can see the shift in the origin. This is a very small and easy method to move the origin.