4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2013 1:08 PM by John Burrill

# How to snap points from two sketches from different planes?

Hello, I created a new plane 4 inches above the top plane. Then, I created a sketch on each plane. To use the loft operation, I need to snap the corner points of the sketch on the top plane to the corresponding ones in the new plane. Can you please let me know how to snap the points? Thanks.

• ###### Re: How to snap points from two sketches from different planes?

What are you needing or wanting to snap?

When creating the loft, if you select each sketch near a matching pair of vertices, the SW will automatically select the remaining matching pairs.

• ###### Re: How to snap points from two sketches from different planes?

Thanks. I am learning to use SolidWorks by doing the problems in a book. In one exercise, it states : "Create the part shown in Figure P4.2A. Create the sketch shown in Figure P4.2B in the Top Plane. Create a new plane 4 inches above the Top Plane, and create the second sketch consisting of the two arcs and two lines indicated in Figure P4.2C, snapping to corresponding points of the first sketch. Make sure that both sketches are fully defined, or the loft operation may not work properly. Create a loft between the two sketches to finish the part. All dimensions are in inches."

The top plane has a 2D sketch likes:  |_| with 0.5 inches thickness. As in the new plane, there are two arcs joined by a line at each end.

I used loft without snapping the points. The resulting figure is incorrect.

• ###### Re: How to snap points from two sketches from different planes?

While viewing normal to the sketches, just drag the end points of the second sketch on top of the endpoints of the first sketch.

• ###### Re: How to snap points from two sketches from different planes?

hajime, you should do the first of the tutorials included with Solidworks (They're accessed through the Help pulldown menu.)  This will explain how inferencing works in solidworks.