SolidWorks Video Tip: Layout Sketches and Planes

December 1, 2008 21 Comments »

This SolidWorks Video Tip shows off a few tricks in the utilization of layout sketches in parts and how to create planes that can change with the sketch.  As I talk to different users from across the world, one of the options that seems to be forgotten in the Plane creation dialog box is the “At Angle” option.  This video demonstrates one way to use this option.  Also included is a tip that shows how you can create multiple planar SURFACES with one feature which can be used as a substitute to separately creating Plane features for sketching.  Click on the image below to play the video.

Stay tuned….more to come!

UPDATED 12-2-08:  I have replaced the video link above with a new one that loads the video in three parts.  This should allow the video to load faster and will fix the “no load” errors a few of the readers received.  I’m still testing to obtain the best possible settings for the flash videos so you will see continued improvement in the future along with possibly alternate viewing options.   Thanks to Jeff Sweeney for his Camtasia settings advice.

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