9 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2018 6:45 AM by John McGuin

    Scale sketch axis' independently?

    Al Beeno



      As part of my job, I design rollers for cutting out naan bread and the likes.

      I always have the same problem, and I can't believe that I have to use another CAD program to get the job done.

      Why can't I scale just the Y axis of a sketch independently in Solidworks? At the moment I have to export the sketch, then scale it in another CAD package (which I would like to stop using and paying for in favour of Solidworks). Then import it back into Solidworks, then mess about positioning it to where I want it.

      I've attached a screenshot of what I need to achieve. The light blue outline is the imported shape, (which is the dark blue outline scaled independently along the Y axis)

      I cannot see a way of scaling after I've created my shape, the shape has to be scaled before it is wrapped around the cylinder.

      So have I missed something? Is this possible in Solidworks? And if not why not.