Creating Robust Sketches and Models with Sketch Objects

Parametric sketching has come a long way since I started with CAD more than 15 years ago.  In my first class I was told “If the sketch has more than 6 segments simplify it into two or more features”.  But one thing hasn’t changed. Sketches are the foundation for robust product design, capable of accurately capturing design intent and updating after extreme modifications.  SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE design solutions (Conceptual Designer and Industrial Designer) deliver easy intuitive sketching tools that make sketching fast, powerful, unique and robust.

Sketch Objects in SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE design solutions are an intuitive and robust way to capture design intent taking your sketches beyond being a simple collection of lines and arcs. Sketch Objects are powerful because they group together entities that make a single object, which can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including going to 3D, or Boolean operations to create new objects. Sketch objects can be defined with dimensions and constraints, or they can simply be made “rigid” so that they behave similar to what you would expect with sketch blocks, which can be moved around in the design, but not change shape, helping with many design scenarios.

Take a look at the video below to see how sketching has been enhanced with SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE design solutions

Sketch Objects in SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE design solutions are

  • A foundation of geometry creation

  • Enable rapid geometry creation by giving the user visual feedback

  • Can be edited or moved as a single object to ease complex sketch creation

Watch this video to learn how Karl Schmidt is using SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE Solutions to shorten its design time.




Stephen Endersby

Stephen Endersby

Product Manager at SolidWorks
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