I am new to solidworks, I have the 2018 ver. I am on the SW tutorials and unable to do tasks that asks to do something in propertymanagers: in order to get into direction 1? I thought this Cad program was supposed to be intuitive
It looks like you probably did not follow the steps exactly and of course, if you don't follow exactly, you will get different results. After you exit the sketch in step 1 it should go to the extrude PropertyManager. It appears you didn't start the sequence of creating the sketch for this feature (the centerline and then the circle) by using the extrude command, but rather went to the Sketch tab and chose the centerline or circle command instead. Therefore, when you exit the sketch, it just exits out of sketch mode and does not run the extrude command. If you hit the previous topic button 3 times, you will see that step 1 is to start the extrude command. This is where you likely went wrong. But, you can easily recover in 2 ways:
It is very important when following tutorials, that you don't just follow the steps blindly but read the tutorial and try to understand the intent of what the section and steps are doing. If you follow blindly and miss a step, you are certain to have problems, but if you understand what is trying to be done, you will be less likely to miss a step or if you do, you will know what is trying to be done and be able to recover from the missed step. This is the 3rd extrusion being made in this tutorial (2 boss extrusions and one cut extrusion were made previously) so hopefully at this point in the tutorial, one becomes familiar with making extrusions.
I hope this helps,Jim
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