solidworks sketch tutorial for beginners
Open a new part document in solidworks (if you don’t know how you can see “how to use solidworks tutorial”).
Select the “sketch” tab in the top left corner to see the sketching tools.
You can draw many different shapes as you can see them in the above tab here are some examples :
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let’s try some of them. Click on the line button. Solidworks will ask you to choose a plane to create the sketch, in fact before you start to darw any sketch you should choose the suitable plane.
Select the top plane. Click on the “view orientation” button on the top of the working space and select “normal to”.
Now we have a better look on the plane.
Now click at the working space anywhere you want. Drag the mouse at any direction you like away from the first point and you can see the line. Click again to specify the second point and now you have the first line.
Solidworks will continue to make the second line from this point you can either select the third point or double click to end the line.
Let’s try another shape. Select “polygon” from sketch tab.
Just like what you did for line, click , drag then click again to create a polygon. The only difference is that this time you are specifying the center of polygon by your first click.
We can discuss all the other shapes here but it’s not necessary instead I give you one last good tip to draw any desired shape by solidworks sketch:
Solidworks sketch final tip: every time you click on a button to draw a new shape, solidworks directs you for the next step by a message on the lower left corner of the screen.
Here is an example. Let’s try “circle” button. Click on it then click anywhere in the working area. Now see the message on the lower left corner:
Now you can create any shape that you like.