SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Sketch Slot

August 18, 2008 9 Comments »
SolidWorks Video Tip:  2009 Sketch Slot

New in SolidWorks 2009 is the Sketch Slot feature.  This sketch entity allows you to quickly create both Straight Slots and Arc Slots in a variety of creation methods.  When you use this type of sketch entity and an Extrude Boss or Cut is created from it, a temporary axis is created not only at the arc center points, but also at the center point of the slot.  The PropertyManager for the Slot sketch entity is shown below.

Click on the image below to see a quick video demonstration on the various methods available to create a Sketch Slot.

Stay tuned…more to come!

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9 Comments

  1. Steve Calvert August 18, 2008 at 11:42 am -

    Ricky, what a great tool this will become. I'm looking forward to it.

    Steve

  2. Steve Calvert August 18, 2008 at 12:42 pm -

    Ricky, what a great tool this will become. I’m looking forward to it.

    Steve

  3. Ricky Jordan August 18, 2008 at 11:09 pm -

    Thanks Steve! I agree. This will be a nice tool to have!

  4. Ricky Jordan August 19, 2008 at 12:09 am -

    Thanks Steve! I agree. This will be a nice tool to have!

  5. kholish August 23, 2008 at 2:55 am -

    Hi Ricky,

    Previously ( in the sw beta ), “add dimension” also work for rectangular, circle….Today when I try in PR1, I cant find the add demension.

    How about you…?

  6. kholish August 23, 2008 at 3:55 am -

    Hi Ricky,

    Previously ( in the sw beta ), “add dimension” also work for rectangular, circle….Today when I try in PR1, I cant find the add demension.

    How about you…?

  7. Ricky Jordan August 23, 2008 at 10:11 pm -

    Kholish,

    Go to Tools->Options->System Options->Sketch
    Make sure that the option for “Enable onscreen numeric input on entity creation” is checked.

    After enabling this and enabling the “Add dimension” option in the PropertyManager for circles & rectangles, you should see your dimensions appear automatically.

    Ricky

  8. kholish August 24, 2008 at 4:15 am -

    Thanks Ricky,

    work fine now…

    Cheers !

  9. kholish August 24, 2008 at 10:15 am -

    Thanks Ricky,

    work fine now…

    Cheers !

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