Creating Planes in Solidworks – Illustrated Expression

In this article, we will show you how to create a Plane in Solidworks. In general, we need planes to draw geometries or sketches on them. So Solidworks provides a very extensive plane creation tool. We will show the all features of this Plane command in Solidworks. Also, you can find lots of informative articles like this about Solidworks commands and Solidworks settings in Mechanicalland. Visit the main page!

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How to Use Plane Command in Solidworks?

Firstly, Solidworks Plane creation is very extensive. There is no exact plane creation method inside the Plane command in Solidworks.

And then, to create Planes in Solidworks, you need to select proper references according to your wish. Also, the command gives you proper options or errors according to your reference selections for Plane. You can select whatever you want from the drawing scheme of Solidworks, edges, faces, bodies, planes, points, etc.

For example, we selected two faces of the cylinder as shown above, and a plane is created middle of them.

For example, if you click on Perpendicular options as shown by the green arrow above, you will receive a Rebuild Error. So you need to select your preferences and options complying with geometrical rules. Also, you do not need to select the 3 references at one time.

For example, again, we selected three points separately as three references as shown by the green arrows above, a plane is created that passes from these points with the Plane command in Solidworks.

For example, also, we selected the one face of the cylinder as shown by the green box above, and entered the plane number value of 5 as you can see with the green arrow. The 5 planes are created as you can see in Solidworks.

So you can select your references in various kinds o combinations to obtain your required plane in Solidworks.


So, it is very easy to use Plane commands in Solidworks. You just need to open the command and select the required entities to create planes.

Finally, do not forget to leave your comments and questions below about creating planes in Solidworks.

NOTE: We use all the screenshots and images for educational and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of Solidworks®. 

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