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## How do you make a temporary axis?

**Creating a Temporary Axis**

- Click the I tem Position button.
- Click at the location where you want to place the temporary axis. This creates an axis at that location.
- Click the Change current axis button and click on the temporary axis you just created. The temporary axis can now be used as the reference axis.

## Can you create a plane in Solidworks?

You can **create planes in part or assembly documents**. You can use planes to sketch, to create a section view of a model, for a neutral plane in a draft feature, and so on. Click Plane (Reference Geometry toolbar) or Insert > Reference Geometry > Plane .

## How do I add a temporary axis in Solidworks?

**Click View > Hide/Show > Temporary Axes** to display temporary axes in each document.

## What does zero thickness mean in Solidworks?

Zero-thickness geometry (also known as non-manifold geometry) **exists when edges or vertices in a solid model do not properly connect with adjacent geometry**. … SOLIDWORKS does not allow zero thickness geometry because it can lead to mathematical problems and downstream errors in the model.

## How do you create a datum plane in Solidworks?

**Creating Planes**

- Click Plane (Reference Geometry toolbar) or Insert > Reference Geometry > Plane .
- In the PropertyManager, select an entity for First Reference . …
- Select a Second Reference and Third Reference as necessary to define the plane. …
- Click .

## How do I make a line a specific length in Solidworks?

To change the length of the line, **select one of the endpoints** and drag to lengthen or shorten the line. To move the line, select the line and drag the line to another position. To change the angle of a line, select an endpoint and drag to a different angle.

## How do you end a line in Solidworks?

**Complete the line in one of the following ways:**

- Drag the pointer to the end of the line and release.
- Release the pointer, move the pointer to the end of the line, and click again.

## What are the three planes available in Solidworks?

**Basics of SOLIDWORKS Reference Geometry: Planes**

- Offset Distance.
- Coincident with 3 vertices.
- Coincident with a line and a vertex.
- Angle.
- Parallel.
- Tangent and Parallel.
- Tangent and Perpendicular.
- Mid Plane.

## Which three items are referred to as reference geometry in Solidworks?

Reference geometry includes **planes, axes, coordinate systems, reference points, the center of mass, and mate preferences**. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of creating planes, axes, and coordinate systems to help you throughout your design process.

## How do you add reference geometry in Solidworks?

**Left click insert → Reference Geometry** to insert planes, axis, coordinate system, mate references, and points. Reference Geometry can also be found on the features toolbar. Left click on the pull down arrow and then left click on the desired tool.

## How do you add reference dimensions in Solidworks?

**To add a reference dimension:**

- Click Smart Dimension. (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or click Tools > Dimensions > Smart.
- In a drawing view, click the items you want to dimension. You can dimension to a silhouette edge. …
- Use rapid dimensioning to place evenly spaced dimensions.