I would love to have a sketch tool to make rounded rectangles.
The same rectangle tool as existing but with the possibility to ad rounded corners just by entering a radius value.
Sounds like a reasonable "enhancement request". I would suggest doing a search in this forum for the "enhancement request" procedure.
...or you could submit it as an Idea to be voted on here: SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Top Ten List. In the meantime it's pretty simple to use the sketch fillet tool on the corners. Or create the feature with square corners and add a fillet feature.
Thanks for the response.
Unfortunaltely I have no access to the Top Ten list; I gues it´s only for U.S.
Ofcourse it is possible to use the fillet tools.
But starting with a centre point rectangle, you have to to a lot of klicks to get it rounded. > confirming you will lose the centre point connection >selecting every line and some of them two times....
It would be a lot more efficient by having the option rounded corners and entering a radius value.
stan maes wrote: Unfortunately I have no access to the Top Ten list; I gues it´s only for U.S.
stan maes wrote:
Unfortunately I have no access to the Top Ten list; I gues it´s only for U.S.
No it's open to anyone around the world but one needs to be on subscription to get access.
My company is on subscription but I don't have access.
Make sure you've gone registered your serial number under "Register My Products" section of your Customer Portal account.
If you still have issues, let Richard OR Matthew know and they will look into it. Post a comment/reply in this post: Will the Top Ten List be handled differently this year?
Instead of picking the lines, select the points.
Stan, it's just a few clicks to round the 4 corners of a rectangle, 5 if you include selecting the sketch fillet tool. Is it really that difficult where you need a special feature imbedded in the rectangle tool? Don't get me wrong, it's a cool thing to have but is it really necessary?
I'm gusing this will bring up the old discussion about adding fillets late in the design or add them when the feature is first constructed or add them in the sketch. I've always said, if it's part of the shape of the part, add them early and if it's just rounding off corners, add them late.
Steve Calvert wrote: Stan, it's just a few clicks to round the 4 corners of a rectangle, 5 if you include selecting the sketch fillet tool. Is it really that difficult where you need a special feature imbedded in the rectangle tool?
Steve Calvert wrote:
Stan, it's just a few clicks to round the 4 corners of a rectangle, 5 if you include selecting the sketch fillet tool. Is it really that difficult where you need a special feature imbedded in the rectangle tool?
It can be fewer than that. I just had a thought and tried it. You can activate the sketch fillet tool, then do a click-and-drag box to select all four corners of a rectangle. So one click to activate the tool, click and drag to select all 4 corners, and right-click to exit.
Totally agreed with you; however, there are certain shapes people use a lot then it makes sense to have a good tool for it
I design plastic parts so there are some shapes I used almost on daily basic so I either wrote a macro or just created a block for it
Oh I agree, but my mindset is to just get r done. Stop talking and do it usually takes less time.
I'm not saying the idea isn't a good one, I'd probably use it.
lol - that made me chuckle, thought I was looking in the mirror when I read that. We all want to learn new stuff but us old foggies are still stuck in the past, but producing awesome designs and Solid Models...
In Adobe Illustrator, a 2D graphics software, there is a rounded rectangle function and, believe me, it is a very efficient tool.
Option to add Corner Fillet/Chamfer to Square/Rectangular Sketch
How about creating a custom block for round rectangle
How about creating a macro for this?
Instead of adding it to your blocks it should go in your Design Library as a feature.
Yes, this is also a good choice !
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