tutorial: 3D curve I

Do you know how to create a 3D curve in SolidWorks? In SolidWorks, there are many ways for us to create a 3D curve. There are Project Curve, 3D Sketch and Intersection Curve. Here I’m going to show you how to use this 3 feature to create a 3D curve.

First of all, all 3 features have the similarity to create a 3D curve. It use the standard 3 views as a guide.

Let's start with the 1st method, Projected curve

Choose 2 planes and sketch a curve in each plane.

then select "project curve" feature, which drop under curves.

Select "sketch on sketch" in the property manager.

Then select the 2 sketches and click OK. What you get next is a blue colour 3D curve. This blue colour 3D curve cannot edit directly. What you can do is edit the 2 original sketch.

Do give a try. Next week I shall share with you all on the 2nd method.

Jackson (jacksonlim@cadcam.com.my) is part of the team member who good in sufacing skill in SolidWorks. You won't believe it until you see some of the exotic cars he model with SolidWorks. 


  1. siapa itu SWGeek? jackson? anyway...good sharing...kambate! whew!!!


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