In this article of Mechanical Base we will show how to draw straight slots in Solidworks sketchings. Slot shapes and figures can be used in mechanical engineering systems, so straight slot command in very useful command to obtain these slot type geometries in Solidworks.
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To draw straight slots in Solidworks sketching, click on Straight Slot command as shown by green arrow above.
After entering to the Straight Slot command in Solidworks, select a proper plane or feature surface to draw a straight slot.
After selecting the plane or surface for slot, click to select a place for the first point of slot as shown by green arrow above then click to select second point of straigth slot as shown by blue arrow again in Solidworks sketching.
We selected the first and second point of slot as shown by blue arrows above, then we need to drag our mouse to specify the thickness of the slot in Solidworks sketching.
We obtained this slot geometry as above with Straight Slot command in Solidworks.
You can also enter the slot parameters in the Straight Slot command in Solidworks.
Blue Box: You can enter the X and Y location of the first point of slot.
Green Box: You can enter the height and width values respectively.
So Drawing of slots with Straight Slot command in Solidworks is very easy like that!
You can find other slot drawing tools in Mechanicalk Base from this link; All Slot Drawing Commands In Solidworks.