Linking to layout sketches


show more Linking to your layout sketches is an incredible resource within SOLIDWORKS. But you can also reverse the operation, and link your parts with your sketches. Watch this online tutorial to see how you can benefit from having your sketches drive a part or even a series of parts from within your assembly. show less
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Linking to layout sketches

Much like linking to other parts in SolidWorks, we can have a layout sketch that drives a series of parts. SolidWorks has a built in layout function, or we can use standard sketches to lay out designs. To start using layouts, we need to create a layout in an assembly mode of SolidWorks. If you open up 14.2 Assembly, you can go ahead and see that I've actually created a layout sketch first, and I have one part already pre defined and designed off that layout. Now what I want to do is actually want to built out a secondary little frame bracket, it's going to build off that as well. Before we do that, let's go ahead and take a look at what the layout sketch has inside of it.

Notice I have a layout because I have this little four bar mechanism up here, this little wooden frame looking thing, that tells me I do have a layout derived in this assembly. So right-click on that Assembly. Come down here to Layout and take a look. You can see, if I click on the space bar and looking normal to it. That I&...

Linking to layout sketches
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Linking to your layout sketches is an incredible resource within SOLIDWORKS. But you can also reverse the operation, and link your parts with your sketches. Watch this online tutorial to see how you can benefit from having your sketches drive a part or even a series of parts from within your assembly.

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