Explore some 3D sketching techniques in this video.
- [Instructor] In SOLIDWORKS, we aren't simply limited…by sketching in 2D.…We can also make 3D sketches.…Now these can be very useful when creating Weldments,…or different frames or structures,…or when you simply have geometry in 3D…that you want to reference…across various planes or surfaces.…I use them a lot when creating lattices, if you will,…to pin complex surfaces onto,…for guide curves and things like that.…So, if we go up here to the Sketch tool bar,…and it will drop down.…
Now typically, we right click on a plane,…and we hit Sketch, or we go up here, and we select Sketch,…and that creates our new sketch, but this time…we want to select from the dropdown and go to 3D Sketch.…Now you'll notice that it did not prompt me…to select a plane.…That's because we can work in any plane,…I mean in any direction,…and it's all based on where we start.…Naturally, we want to try to start at the origin…just so we can know where we are and have a good basis.…You'll notice when I clicked on the line feature,…automatically I have this XY notation next to my cursor.…
- Sketch entities
- Sketch tools
- Making and editing blocks
- Advanced spline tools
- Relations and references
- 3D sketching
- Sketching in drawings
Skill Level Beginner
1. Sketch Entities
2. Sketch Tools
4. Advanced Spline Tools
6. 3D Sketching
7. Sketching in Drawings
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