Easy Part Creation
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SolidWorks 2008 makes every day part creation easier. SolidWorks has tried to place common tasks at your fingertips so that you can focus on designing your parts without the tedious search for tools. See how easy it is to make a quick solid model with SolidWorks 2008.
Start SolidWorks and open a new SolidWorks part document. In the FeatureManager design tree, pick the Top plane. You will see some commonly used commands appear. In this case, pick the Sketch button.
Click on the Rectangle flyout toolbar in the Sketch CommandManager and pick the new Center Rectangle button.
In the graphics area, pick the origin as the center and drag the cursor to sketch the rectangle with centerlines. Release the mouse button to set the four edges.
Press Escape and then double click in the graphics area to exit the sketch.
Press Ctrl+7 to rotate the model to the Isometric view.
Click on one of the lines of the rectangle, and then, drag the arrow to establish a part height using the new Instant 3D capabilities.
Thatís it! See how some of the new features in SolidWorks 2008 make it even easier and faster to create solid models.
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