You can magnify or shrink the sketch entities in Solidworks sketching The command that does this kind of stuff is called as ‘Scale Entities’ In this article we will show you the use of ‘Scale Entities’ command in Solidworks with a very basic example below.
To use the ‘Scale Entities’ command in Solidworks sketching, you need to be inside an active sketch as above. For example we want to scale the rectangle shown by green arrow above. To do this, click on little pop-up menu as shown by blue arrow then click on ‘Scale Entities’ inside blue box.
After entering into the command, click to select the entities that needed to be magnified or shrinked from blue box as shown by blue arrows above. Then specify the magnification or shrinking point from green box as shown by green arrow. Then enter the scale value as shown by red arrow that will be scaled according to that number. If you want to shrink out the sketch, you need to enter decimal numbers. As you see that the magnification will be done as shown by orange arrow above.
To complete the scaling of selected sketches with ‘Scale Entities’ command, click on little green yes button as shown by black arrow.
The use of ‘Scale Entities’ command in Solidworks sketching is very easy like above. Leave your comments and questions about ‘Scale Entities’ command in Solidworks!