In this article of Mechanical Base, we will show you how to draw arcs with Centerpoint Arc command in Solidworks. Solidworks provides various kinds of methods and commands to draw arcs inside it. This arc drawing command called Centerpoint Arc is one of them. You can learn how to use it with this article.
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To draw arcs in Solidworks, click on Centerpoint Arc command as shown by blue arrow above.
After entering to the Centerpoint Arc command in Solidworks, select a proper plane or feature surface to draw an arc.
After the selection of surface or plane for arc, select the center point of arc as shown by blue arrow above in Solidworks. The blue box shows the starting point of arc, the value is showing the radius value of arc that will be created.
We selected the first point as shown by blue arrow above, click to select the starting point of Centerpoint Arc as shown by green arrow above. The green box shows the end point and the value inside of it shows the angle of the created arc in Solidworks sketching.
The arc is created as above with Centerpoint Arc command in Solidworks sketching.
You can click on For Construction option as in green box, that will turns the created arc into dashed line sketch as shown by green arrow above in Solidworks sketching.
You can also enter the parameters of Centerpoint Arc. You can enter the centerpoint, start and end points as shown in green box, also you can enter the angle value and radius of the arc from red box above.
Drawing arcs with Centerpoint Arc in Solidworks sketching is very easy like that.
You can find other arc drawing methods in Solidworks. Click the link then see all of them!