How to copy sketch to a different plane in SOLIDWORKS?


How to copy sketch to different plane in SOLIDWORKS?

  1. Step 1:

    To copy a sketch you already must have a sketch so I created one.Now I am gonna close this sketch.

  2. Step 2:

    Now I am going to select the sketch on the feature tree at the left and I will press Right Ctrl+C, you need to hold Ctrl and then press C.

  3. Step 3:

    Now I have made a plane as a reference and moved it a little bit to make it more clear, you do not need to create one, you can copy sketch to whatever plane you want.

    I am going to start a sketch on this plane, and then I will just press Right Ctrl+V, then the sketch should appear.

  4. Step 4:

    As you can see the same sketch was copied to a different plane, it is an easy way to save your time, if you want the same sketch on parallel planes you can use Convert Entities.


    Karajko CAD


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    Roger-Marie Couture

    Often it will be better to make a block with the sketch and save it for reuse according to your needs. You have needed it twice! :)

    May 6th, 2018 20:44
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    Lương Sỹ Thanh

    its very easy but dont notice that will spend many time to draw again ^^

    May 2nd, 2018 13:11
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    Don't forget to also mention Derived Sketches.
    Copied sketches can be useful, but Derived Sketches maintain an association to the original sketch. This is often handy as changing a single sketch can modify the other downstream "copies".

    April 22nd, 2018 02:33