Creating arcs in a sketch


show more As they require additional information, creating arcs in a sketch is a little more complicated than creating a circle. SOLIDWORKS' arc features offers three different arc types that are easy to use and can be modified to get the exact size you need. In this video, you'll learn how to locate the arc within the software and implement it into your design. show less
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Creating arcs in a sketch

Arcs are segments of a circle and can be created in much the same way. Arcs do need more information than a circle because you need to define where the beginning and ending points are in addition to the sine location and radius. Let's take a look. Up here on the Sketch toolbar, we can see we have a Arc tool and we've got three different types of arcs we can use. We can use a center point, tangent, or the three point arc. So let's go ahead and start with the center point arc. Now almost pretty simple. Just click where we want the center point to be. In this case I will choose the origin and draw where your radius must basic in to begin that right now.

I'll click OK and then you can define how much of that circle you would actually like to draw. So it is pretty handy to determine a length and go one direction or the other direction and when you halved with the angle. Go ahead and click on the left mouse button to finish that arc segment. Now, if you want to define that a little further, wh...

Creating arcs in a sketch
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As they require additional information, creating arcs in a sketch is a little more complicated than creating a circle. SOLIDWORKS' arc features offers three different arc types that are easy to use and can be modified to get the exact size you need. In this video, you'll learn how to locate the arc within the software and implement it into your design.

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