In traditional 2D CAD, blocks are used to group sketch entities together for easy manipulation such as scaling, rotating, and moving as a group.
- [Instructor] Blocks are a great tool to use in SolidWorks.…Many of us are familiar with blocks…because we use them in other softwares…like AutoCAD or other 2D suites back in the past,…but SolidWorks also has full block capability.…Inside of sketches, you can have multiple blocks…that you can grab, manipulate, add relations to.…If you go the extra mile, you can set up a block library…so you can quickly grab and drag and drop blocks…into your designs, and make them even better, even quicker.…
So for example, this is a sheet metal part…that I'm working on.…I've got a cutout for a buzzer in here.…I can just drag and drop as many of that cutout as I want,…and dimension it accordingly,…to put it in the right position.…And it's very quick and easy,…and I know I've got accurate cutouts.…I don't have to go in here…and we do this geometry every single time.…So that's just one example of how you can leverage blocks.…You can also use them in drawings,…and in other areas in SolidWorks.…We're going to step through making and editing blocks,…
- 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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