Do you know how to do slot sketching in SolidWorks graphics area? The slot tool contains mainly two types and are straight and arc slots. In the 7th part of SolidWorks Tutorial, you are going see how to straight and arc slots, which are explained with aid of images and also explains the slot property manager in detail.
Note: You can control the dimension of the arc by using “Slot Property manager” or using “Smart Dimension Tool”
SolidWorks Tutorials 6: How to Use Slot Sketching Tools
The straight slots and arc slots are main two type’s slot sketching tool inside the SoildWorks Sketch. Like, different rectangle/arc drawing methods, slot sketching tools contains 3 point and centerpoint drawing methods. Let see each one of them in detail.
Note: This is just tutorial showing how to use slot tool, not showing any product drawing or designing in it. If you are advanced SolidWorks user please avoid it. This Solidworks tutorial is for beginners, students or people likes to learn about SolidWorks.
Using the “Straight Slots” tool, you can draw linear slots on the sketch entity. Two of the drawing methods are Straight slots and Centerpoint slots. These slots have additional option in property manager menu like center to center and overall length setting.