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In this article of Mechanical Base, we will show you how to draw conics in Solidworks sketching with Conic command. It is very useful command to obtain required sketches to create 3D geometries from them in Solidworks.
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To draw conics in Solidworks sketching, click on little pop-up menu as shown by blue arrow above then click on Conic command as in blue box above.
After entering to the Conic command in Solidworks, select a proper plane or feature surface to draw a conic.
After selecting the plane or surface to draw conic on it, click to select the first point as shown by blue arrow then click to select the second point as shown by green arrow in Solidworks sketching.
We selected the first and second points as shown by green arrows above, select the peak point as shown by blue arrow above to complete the conic drawing in Solidworks sketching.
After selecting the peak point as shown by blue arrow above, click to select the rho value of conic as shown by green arrow above in Solidworks sketching.
We obtained this conic geometry as above with Conic command in Solidworks.
If you select the ‘For Construction’ option as in green box above, the drawn geometry will be as shown by green arrow in Solidworks.
Drawing of conics with Conic command in Solidworks is very easy like that!
You can also find other Ellipse drawing methods and how to use them from this link: The All Ellipse Drawing Commands In Solidworks Sketching