Use the Convert Entities Command in SOLIDWORKS 2014


show more One of the most dynamic commands in SolidWorks is the Convert Entity command because it permits you to repeatedly use individual edges from other parts of your design. This essential training teaches you how to change view modes for a simplified way to observe your design by using the Convert Entity command in SolidWorks. show less
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Using the Convert Entities command

The Convert Entity command is one of the most powerful commands inside of SolidWorks. It allows you to re-use sketch geometry from other features, or individual lines or edges from other parts. What I can do is, if I want to use these same holes in these cut-outs, I don't want to have to go through all the time to draw all this again, what I can do is use the Convert Entities tool. What I'm going to do is I'm going to start a sketch over here on this side of the part. If I press the space bar, notice how you can look straight at that face. And I can't really see anything. So this is where you might want to change your view mode from looking at it as a shape with edges to maybe something like a wire frame.

That way I can see everything behind the scenes of my part. It's a wire frame part and if I click on that face I can see it through there. And what I want to do is I want to bring these holes and this shape here all the way into the existing sketch I'm working at right now witho...

Using the Convert Entities command
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One of the most dynamic commands in SolidWorks is the Convert Entity command because it permits you to repeatedly use individual edges from other parts of your design. This essential training teaches you how to change view modes for a simplified way to observe your design by using the Convert Entity command in SolidWorks.

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SOLIDWORKS
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