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Drawing Line In Solidworks Sketching(Illustrated Expression)

In this content of Mechanil Base we will show you how to draw lines in SolidWorks sketches and all the Line command features. You can obtain primary sketches to create 3D geometries on further steps. Line command is one of these commands to create primary sketches in Solidworks.

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How Draw A Line In Solidworks?

Click on Sketch in Solidworks.

To start the drawin skecthes with Line command, click on the Sketch button as shown by red arrow above in Solidworks.

Select a plane to sketch in Solidworks.

After the entering to the skecthing mode, select a planet o create sketch in Solidworks.

Click on Line command in Sketch tab.

After selecting the a plane to draw on it, click on Line command as shown by red arrow above in Solidworks.

As sketched mode in Insert Line.

In “as sketched” mode, you can create your line freely on drawing scheme of Solidworks.


Horizontal: If you select this option, the lines will be crated as horizontal automatically in Solidworks.

Vertical: Same logic with Horizontal.

Angle: If you select Angle option in Line command, you will enter a lenght and angle value to create standard lines at every click on the workspace in Solidworks as above.

Construction lines in Line command.

If you select For Constrution as shown by red box above in Line options, created lines will be like above as shown by red arrow.

Infinite line in Line command of Solidworks.

As you can see above, you can create Infinite lines if you select it as shown by red box above in Solidworks.

Midpoint line in Line command.

If you select Midpoint line as shown by red box above, you can create lines starting from their mid point, not start point in Solidworks.

Also you can select multiple of line options such as For construction+Midpointline in Line command.

Sketching lines in Solidworks is simply like that. Knowing the whole features of even basic commands like Line is very important at advanced levels of design in Solidworks.

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