1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 2, 2010 11:36 AM by Charles Culp

    cylindrical coordinates - 3D sketch

      Is it possible to define a cylindrical coordinate system in which I can create a 3D sketch?  If so, how do I do it?  The coordinate system property manager only allows for cartesian coordinates.
        • Re: cylindrical coordinates - 3D sketch
          Charles Culp

          What are you looking at sketching in 3D? You can easily define 3D coordinates in Excel (in cylindrical, then converted to Cartesian), then run a quick macro to import those points into SolidWorks, or use Insert>Curve>through XYZ points.

           

          So my question is what do you need to import? Solidworks cannot do 3D equation driven curves to begin with.