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SolidWorks Tutorials 6: Slot Sketching Tool

SolidWorks Tutorials 6: How to Draw Centerpoint  Arc Slot

It helps to draw a centerpoint arc slot on your sketch entity. It contains one arc centerpoint (Point 1),two end circle centers (Point 2&Point 3) and Point 4 on the arc slot.

Step 1

Select plane from the Featuremanager design tree (e.g. Top Plane).

Step 2

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Select the “Centerpoint arc slot” button form the command manager.

Step 3

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Drag your pointer to sketch area and click mouse button to select the centerpoint of arc (Point 1).

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The move pointer radial-outward direction and select the Point 2 of the arc.

 

Again move to upward to draw arc and select the Point 3 of arc.

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Then move outward direction and select the Point 4 to complete Centerpoint arc slot profile.

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Slot Sketching Using Menubar

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Go to the Solidworks menubar, click on the “Tools Menu”. From the drop down menu, select the “Sketch Entities”. Again side drop down menu, you can access Straight, Centerpoint , 3 Point arc and  Centerpoint arc slots options.

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