How do you model a rectangle in solidworks

Tutorial by Alex Standiford

You can't model a rectangle, but you can make a 2D sketch of a rectangle :). If you're looking to model a prism, that can be done as well with a few extra steps. This will walk you through how to make the rectangle.

  1. Step 1:

    in the feature manager tree on the left side, you will see 3 planes (top, side, and front) right-click on one of them and click on the pencil icon with the blue line (see the first screenshot attached).

  2. Step 2:

    Then click on the rectangle tool (second screenshot attached)

  3. Step 3:

    Then in the main sketch area, click and drag to make a rectangle. (third screenshot attached)

  4. Step 4:

    Finally, click on the exit sketch button (fourth screenshot attached)


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