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Tutorial - Tip - insert a reference image into a sketch in SolidWorks

By Stephen Nyberg on 07 Jun 17:03 3 answers 101377 views 6 comments

A reference image in your sketch can help get dimension correct and make the modeling process simpler. In this tutorial I will show you how to insert a reference image into a sketch in SolidWorks. This is also a great technique to use when doing surface modeling.

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Tutorial - Tip - insert a reference image into a sketch in SolidWorks

3 answers

  • PJ
    PJ over 3 years ago

    I understand this...but how do you get a good picture in first place?
    Eye it as close as possible?
    I can see the vase is off a little so is this just for makiing
    ref models?

  • Normand Defayette
    Normand Defayette over 1 year ago

    For some reason, whatever I try, the Sketch Picture menu is always greyd-out. I enabled the Autotrace add-in, restarted... Nothing helps. I use Solidworks 2016 64bit.

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