You should be able to create a plane for reference by clicking the line shown in purple and the front point as your reference entities. See below:
From here, you can sketch the profile of the upper portion and extrude it along the normal of the plane.
Select the line and then select the Horizontal constraint.
That doesn't seem to work. Typically, the horizontal icon would appear but in this case along y, along z, along x is shown.
Oh, I missed that it's a 3D sketch.So none of the XYZ axes give whats needed?
Unfortunately. When I try it become either over defined or the geometry won't allow.
Try selecting the line and the Top Plane and making them parallel
that may work. I'll have to try on the other computer. I'll keep you informed.
Your line is parallel to two different things.
What is it parallel to?
Hi again Kelvin,
After trying your suggestion I couldn't reach the solution I desire. When I attempt it I get a sketch that is over defined.
I deleted those relations but still no improvement. I was thinking to add a smart dimension angle for the left line but couldn't that that either.
Have you got a dimension between these two points? If so, delete it.
So if you want to use a horizontal relation for the points if you double click on the plane that the points exist on (you may have to create a reference plane) you enter the 3d-sketch on plane mode. The 3d-sketch on plane mode allows regular sketch tools that are normal unavailable in a 3d-sketch like mirror and symmetry. You can select your points and if you make them on-plane you can make them horizontal.
Maybe this will be a better question. How can I make this angle 135. It won't allow me. It only gives me length.
Matt Calzone wrote: Maybe this will be a better question. How can I make this angle 135. It won't allow me. It only gives me length.
Matt Calzone wrote:
Is there any way you can attach the part? Right now, we can only speculate as to which lines are parallel to which faces. We could find a quicker solution if we have something to work with.
On another note, I don't see a reason to use a 3D sketch for what you are trying to place in the model unless I'm missing something. If you create a reference plane and then 2D sketch on that then you'll have all the tools you're looking for.
Do you mean attach the picture of the sketch or the file? I tried attaching the file but it wouldn't accept .SLDPRT files. Either way, here is the drawing of what the final should be
1. what kind of sketch are you working with....is it a 3d sketch or a plane sketch?
There is no reason why you should not have been able to make the line horizontal if there where no other dimensions on it.
as you draw the sketch the relations should be added...
to get the 135deg angle how many times did you try to get the dim in before you gave up and asked?
the bottom horizontal line should be constrained to the part. When you get that line fully defined then you can click on it then the line going up at an angle and that should allow you to set the angle to 135deg.
sometimes it is best to scrap what you have done and start over instead of trying to fix everything that went wrong...
now I see what you are trying to do...get some help with homework?
your going to need to make a plane...
Thank you, can you show your relations for the line with the measurement of 56mmgs and the one parallel to it?
So when you get good at SolidWorks, here is another assignment: Try to figure out how to extrude the angled shape without creating any planes.
I'm still a bit confused on how the angle the dotted line.
Sorry I do not know which dotted line and angle you are referring. (My) Best guess is
Basic geometry. The hidden (dotted) line is parallel to the solid angled line in front of it. With the lack any any other dimensions, you can reason that the end lines connecting the hidden line to the solid line are perpendicular to them. You should now be able to figure out what the angle of the hidden line is at. Working off isometric views is almost always difficult (even for experienced designers). Hope this helps.
Thank you for this info. Without the parallel line, is there any other way to get the dimension? I'm seeing others draw the figure without the parallel line
If you are referring to the hidden line, then no. Without knowing the relationship between them, there is not enough information on the iso view.
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