CAD: How to Use Construction Lines to Build Robust Sketches in SOLIDWORKS 2014


show more To be a productive designer, you must effectively use construction lines in Construction Geometry. This essential training will teach you how to quickly connect your sketch entries into current geometry by using construction lines to build robust sketches in SolidWorks. You will learn how to use construction lines to simplify the process of editing your design and limit the amount of dimensions you use to avoid unnecessary steps, which will save you time and increase efficiency. show less
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Using construction lines to build robust sketches

Effective use of construction lines in Construction Geometry is the key to being an efficient and effective designer. Many times, sketches can be fully defined without even a single dimension. By tying your sketch entries into existing geometry, we can build powerful sketches that are dynamic. Let's consider the case of 2 holes that need to be equally distant from the center line of a part. Let's take a look at what to do. So in this case here, I can go in and take a look at the feature itself, and below that is the sketch. Let's go ahead and edit that sketch and take a look. Okay, what we have here is a under-defined sketch.

And I want to place a hole about here and a hole about there. So I could Start off with a hole, I could place the hole here, and maybe come over here and place another hole. And then what I could do is maybe add a dimension here and tie it into the side, maybe we'll say one inch there. And we do the same thing over here, again one inch. And of course, we want to do ...

Using construction lines to build robust sketches
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To be a productive designer, you must effectively use construction lines in Construction Geometry. This essential training will teach you how to quickly connect your sketch entries into current geometry by using construction lines to build robust sketches in SolidWorks. You will learn how to use construction lines to simplify the process of editing your design and limit the amount of dimensions you use to avoid unnecessary steps, which will save you time and increase efficiency.

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CAD
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SOLIDWORKS
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