It seems to me that Scale and Stretch do the same thing. The help file just shows you how to use the dialogue but not what the Stetch command does. Can someone out there please explain what Stretch does?
As a follow up...does anybody know how to scale a sketch in one axis only?
the stretch command "scales" in one direction.
No it does not scale, stretch translates. Does anyone know if SolidWorks can scale in direction only?
Here is a workaround.
Create a planar surface using the sketch and then scale the planar surface. Using the scale command you can scale the surface or solid using separate percentages in all three axis. If you need a sketch then create a sketch on the surface you just scaled and use Convert Entities to create a new sketch.
Here is what Mike means
Thanks for the video, you do not need to set the override for this to work.
Actually I wanted to show the use of that option also but missed in the video and only included the stretch
Dang - for I hadn't thought of that, don't know why.
BTW - I am still on 2010 - should have mentioned that. It makes a big difference, I know. If 2011 has it now, then they need to close the SPR - I just put a vote in on it the other day!
You can scale in one direction in SW2011.
Sorry guys - I've been talking about scaling a sketch, which was the OP second item he asked about. 2011 still cannot scale a sketch in one direction, and stretching is not scaling. The workaround that was mentioned works for now...
Simply uncheck uniform scaling option and fill the scale factor in desired direction.
You can stretch a sketch (that sounds funny) and have all the associated sketch dim's update. I use this frequently.
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