Your question: How do you add a relation between two sketches in Solidworks?

How do you add a relation in SOLIDWORKS 2019?

Search ‘Adding Dimensions and Relations’ in the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base.



To add dimensions and relations when you recognize features:

  1. Click Options (Features toolbar) or Insert > FeatureWorks > Options .
  2. Click Dimensions/Relations and select Enable Auto Dimensioning of Sketches and Add constraints to sketch.
  3. Click OK.

How do you add parallel relationships in SOLIDWORKS?

To add parallel dimensions to a drawing:

  1. Click Smart Dimension. (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or Tools > Dimensions > Smart.
  2. Click the geometry to dimension.
  3. Use rapid dimensioning to place evenly spaced dimensions. Alternatively, move the pointer outside of the rapid dimension selector to place the dimension.

How do you add a relation in SOLIDWORKS 2018?

Click Tools > Sketch Settings > Automatic Relations. Click Options. , Relations/Snaps, and select Automatic relations.

How do you select multiple sketch entities?

To select a chain of sketch entities:

  1. Right-click a sketch entity and choose Select Chain. The entities of sketch geometry such as rectangles and polygons are selected. You can also select construction entities. …
  2. You can hold Ctrl and select multiple chains.
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How do you define a sketch in SolidWorks?

To fully define a sketch:

  1. Edit a sketch.
  2. Click Fully Define Sketch. (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or Tools > Dimensions > Fully Define Sketch.
  3. Set the options for relations and dimensions in the Fully Define Sketch PropertyManager.
  4. Click .

What does collinear mean in Solidworks?

Collinear. Two or more lines. The items lie on the same infinite line. Coradial. Two or more arcs.

How do I make two points horizontal in Solidworks?

Creating Horizontal Dimensions

  1. In an open sketch, click Horizontal Dimension. (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or Tools > Dimensions > Horizontal. …
  2. Select the two entities to dimension. You can undo previous selections by pressing Esc. …
  3. Set the value in the Modify box and click .
  4. Click a location to place the dimension.

How do you join lines in Solidworks?

To combine two split sketch entities into one: In an open sketch, click the split point and press Delete. Search ‘Combining Split Entities’ in the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base.

What are sketch relations?

Description: Sketch relations help to define a sketch entity by relating them or constraining them to other sketch entities. Sketch relations can either be added or assumed by SolidWorks through built in features (the polygon tool). Note: All relations can be seen and edited by using the display/delete relation icon.

How do you make a sketch line parallel in SolidWorks?

To align and group parallel dimensions:

  1. In a drawing, hold Ctrl and select two or more dimensions that you want to align. You can also select the group of dimensions by holding the left mouse button and dragging a box around the dimensions.
  2. Click Align Parallel/Concentric.
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How do you make a dimension dependent on another dimension?

Double click the dimension, then in the Modify dialog box, type = (equal sign) and several characters of the global variable name. A flyout menu appears with a name that matches the characters you have typed. Both dimensions become linked to the global variable. Repeat for as many dimensions as needed.

How do you turn off relations in Solidworks?

Can I turn off automatic relations? Click Tools > Sketch Settings, and toggle Automatic Relations. How do I toggle the display of sketch relations? (View toolbar) or View > Hide/Show > Sketch Relations to toggle the display of sketch relations.

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