UK - 01926 333777
ROI - 01 297 4440
Search
01926 333777
SOLIDWORKS Elite Specialists

Rapid Sketch- What is it all about??

Friday October 25, 2013 at 3:08pm
 
Rapid Sketch- you may have seen it, but perhaps haven't clicked it. It is one of the last icons on the Sketch toolbar when part modelling, and has been there for a couple of years. Without having any exposure on our training courses, it is one of those features you will have to explore for yourself, but read on to understand the function and benefits of the Rapid Sketch feature.
 
The Rapid sketch icon sits at the end of the Sketch Toolbar
This tool allows you to sketch on multiple faces without having to keep opening and closing sketches. You can simply just hover over the next face that would like to sketch on and then carry on sketching on a different face. SOLIDWORKS will highlight the face in grey to show you where your new sketch will be placed and you just continue on sketching as normal (as shown below).
 
 
 
Once you have finished sketching you will notice that SOLIDWORKS has created a new sketch for each time you started to sketch on a different face. These can then be used as normal to then complete extrusions or any other feature you wish to create. 
 
 
So why not give it a go!
 
By Alex Hall
Applications Engineer

Related Blog Posts

What's New SOLIDWORKS 2020
SOLIDWORKS 2020 is nearly here and brings with it a whole host of new features and enhancements. If you're looking to find out what's new, then look no further.
How to Create 360VR Video using SOLIDWORKS Visuali
Virtual Reality(VR) videos provide one of the most immersive methods of viewing a design concept and can be used to bring your product showcases to the next level. Recently VR has become a valuable tool for many companies when it comes to design revi...
3D Experience - 3D Swym
The 3DSwym application is at the heart of the 3D Experience platform and is the gateway to collaboration within your business. It allows users to post ideas and concepts and interact with them as things progress from concept to reality. Ideas are jus...
Top