How to Add Center Marks and Centerlines in SolidWorks


show more Center lines and center marks are nifty references that help indicate the alignment of different features without excessive dimensions or a hole's center location. This online video covers the details of adding center marks and center lines to a drawing in SolidWorks and how to modify these references to suit your preference. show less
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Adding center marks and centerlines to a drawing

Center Mark's got a nice reference to a hole or arc center location. SolidWorks has a tool for inserting these or we can even set up our template to auto insert the marks as we go. Center lines can also be helpful in drawing for indicating the alignment of various features. To get started let's go ahead up here and we've got this part which is 19.2-1 opened up, and I want to make a drawing for that part. Go up here to file, make drawing from part. I'm going to go ahead and choose the TT template. If you don't happen to have that template using the standard template will be just fine as well. Click on OK, and it automatically generates a couple different views of that part and it automatically adds all these different center marks to my part.

Now I can zoom out, I can move things around if I need to, and I can even rescale the drawing by clicking on Properties and changing the scale. Let's try one to one, see what happens. That looks pretty good, so you can see a little easier the...

Adding center marks and centerlines to a drawing
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Center lines and center marks are nifty references that help indicate the alignment of different features without excessive dimensions or a hole's center location. This online video covers the details of adding center marks and center lines to a drawing in SolidWorks and how to modify these references to suit your preference.

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CAD
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SOLIDWORKS
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