How To Create Blocks For A Model In SOLIDWORKS 2014


show more Creating blocks in SOLIDWORKS creates reusable sketches and groups of entities for your project. By incorporating reusable sketches, you cut down on your creation time by duplicating elements. Learn how to create and use blocks in SOLIDWORKS with this online video, which explains how to use the Blocks toolbar and how to change created blocks. show less
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Creating blocks

Reuse of sketches is one of the best ways to save time and be more efficient in SolidWorks. Creating blocks is as easy as selecting the elements and choosing Make Block. Then we can use that block in other sketches. Imagine the situation when we have a very complicated sketch that makes the cutouts for a motherboard. You can see here we've go a lot of entities and a lot of sketch dimensions in this. To create this. I don't want to go ahead and create this over and over again, every time I might want to use that same motherboard in a new product, so why not take all these entities of the sketch, and turn it into one big block? To do so, let's go ahead and select all of these, come over here to the Blocks toolbar, and click on Make Block.

That grabs all that, puts it into one big block that you can see over here. Here are all the entities that have been added to the block. You can even come down here and choose an insertion point. That'll put a little blue arrow on the screen, and I can pla...

Creating blocks
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Creating blocks in SOLIDWORKS creates reusable sketches and groups of entities for your project. By incorporating reusable sketches, you cut down on your creation time by duplicating elements. Learn how to create and use blocks in SOLIDWORKS with this online video, which explains how to use the Blocks toolbar and how to change created blocks.

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