December 11, 2014

Sketching - What's new in SolidWorks 2015?

Sketching in SolidWorks 2015 - What's New - Part 1


You can add centerlines when sketching a rectangle. In the PropertyManager, under Options, select Add construction lines as shown below.

solidworks sketching

Now you can select to add construction line either From Corner or From Midpoint as shown below.


The From Midpoints option is shown below.

sketching in solidworks

The From Corners option is shown below.

solidworks sketching corners option


You can convert regular splines to style splines and vice versa. This is helpful when you want to sketch a spline by its through points, but then convert it to a style spline.

As shown below we have a regular spline that we want to convert to style spline.

spline in solidworks

We right click on the spline and select Convert to Style Spline option as shown below.

SolidWorks will show the Sketcher Confirm Conversion message for which we can say yes.

Shown below is the preview of Style spline with Curve degree set to 24.

solidworks spline curve

We change the Curve degree to 6 and the result updates as shown below.

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