solidworks rectangle tutorial for beginners

Rectangle is one of the most used shapes in sketches. Open a new sketch in solidworks for getting started. Click on the little triangle near the rectangle button to see the different kinds of rectangles that we can draw:

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Any of the above options finally will create a rectangle for us the difference is in the position of points. The position of the points are shown in the icons for example when you choose “corner rectangle” you can create a rectangle by two clicks on the working area which define two points as the rectangle vertex. let’s try the options:

Corner rectangle:

Select the related button and draw a rectangle:

  • First click : first vertex
  • Second click: the opposite vertex

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Center rectangle:

  • First click: the center of the rectangle
  • Second click: a vertex of the rectangle

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3 point corner rectangle:

  • First click: first vertex
  • Second click: the adjacent vertex
  • Third click: the opposite vertex

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3 point center rectangle:

  • First click: the center of rectangle
  • Second click: middle point of one side
  • Third click: the adjacent vertex

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Parallelogram

  • First click: first vertex
  • Second click: the adjacent vertex
  • Third click: the opposite vertex

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