Modelling in SolidWorks is repetitive. We use the same steps over and over to generate the features required to build a model. The six steps will help you to remember the basic work flow. Number one, select a face or plane. When you first open a brand new part there are no faces to choose from. So we have to choose one of the three fundamental planes to get started on. Secondly, start a new sketch on one of those three fundamental planes. Number 3, draw geometry to fully define an enclosed boundary so we can turn that into a 3D solid. Number 4, make sure you're using either relationships or dimensions to tie that sketch to the origin.
Number 5, add additional relationships and dimensions to fully define your sketch. And number 6, create the feature. By remembering these basic steps, a modeling process will be easier to understand and more straightforward. Keep in mind, the repetitive nature of all these features. The input and outputs will be different, however the steps are always the same.
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