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Silhouette Entities

Tips and Tricks Tianshuo Sun 29 April 2021


Silhouette Entities

SOLIDWORKS introduced the Silhouette Entities in 2020, it allows you to create multiple sketch entities by projecting the outline of the bodies in a part or components in an assembly onto a parallel sketch plane.

To create silhouette entities:

  1. Create a sketch on a plane:
Creating a sketch on a plane

2. Click Silhouette Entities on the Sketch Toolbar or go to Tools > Sketch Tools > Silhouette Entities;

Selecting Silhouette Entities

3. Select the Entities to Silhouette;

Selecting Entities to Silhouette

4. Clear External silhouette if you would like to keep the internal features, Select External silhouette if you only want the outer body to be converted:

Clearing External silhouette
With External silhouette enabled

Tianshuo Sun

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