Sneak Peek 2016: Reverse the Direction of Sketch Offsets

Every year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product, and last year, a new tradition was born here on the Blogs. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a Sneak Peek at 15 new features here on the SOLIDWORKS Blog, and then we’ll be following them up with short, detailed videos on the functionality over on the SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog beginning September 23rd. Until then, you can learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016 by clicking the banner above and checking out the Launch Site.

Sneak Peek: Reverse Offset

Reversing Sketch Offsets

Have you ever needed to reverse the direction of a sketch offset after you’ve left the command? Previously, you had to delete or recreate sketches to change the direction of the entities. Maybe you’ve used the old make the offset dimension driven, drag the geometry to the other side, and make the offset dimension driving again trick? Those days are no longer! In SOLIDWORKS 2016, you can edit the sketch and reverse the direction of offset sketch entities with the Reverse Direction functionality.

If you want to see more of the 15 Features Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2016 blog series, you can check in on the announcement post from August 3, 2015 where we will be updating and adding links to each of these posts as they go live. Thanks for reading!

Rachel Diane York

Community and User Advocacy Manager at SOLIDWORKS
I was the founding member of the Tech Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group and a huge fan of our fantastic Community. I've taught and provided technical support for SOLIDWORKS as well as presented at many user group events. In my spare time I enjoy: billiards, reading, and playing video games. Please feel free to reach out!