Afternoon all,

As the subject states, what is the difference between coincident and pierce?

Thanks

Sid

Afternoon all,

As the subject states, what is the difference between coincident and pierce?

Thanks

Sid

2015 SOLIDWORKS Help - Description of Sketch Relations

**Coincident**A point and a line, arc, or ellipse. The point lies on the line, arc, or ellipse. **Pierce**A sketch point and an axis, edge, line, or spline. The sketch point is coincident to where the axis, edge, or curve pierces the sketch plane. The pierce relation is used in sweeps with guide curves. Imagine a helix passing through a sketch plane.

*Coincident*will constrain a point to any place on the helix as viewed normal to the sketch plane.*Pierce*puts the point at the place where the helix crosses the plane.

Imagine a helix passing through a sketch plane.

Coincidentwill constrain a point to any place on the helix as viewed normal to the sketch plane.Pierceputs the point at the place where the helix crosses the plane.