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Creating an Axis in Solidworks – Illustrated Explanation

How to create axes in Solidworks? Sometimes when you make your 3D designs in Solidworks, you could have a requirement to obtain a proper axis from a special feature in your design. Also, Solidworks’ flexible Axis creation command would help you to do it. So, in this content, we will show you how to create axes in Solidworks with the Axis command.

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How to Use Axis Command in Solidworks?

Firstly, to create axes in Solidworks, click on the Axis command as shown by the green arrow above after opening the pop-up menu beneath the Reference Geometry tab in Solidworks.

And then, these are the axis creation methods in Solidworks. You do not need to select one of them. Select your reference geometry in the drawing scheme of Solidworks, then you will select the required. But also you can select one of them as shown by the green box above.

Methods to Create Axes

One Line/Edge/Axis: You can select a line edge or axis to create an axis from it in Solidworks.

Two Planes: You can select two intersecting planes to create an axis at their intersections in Solidworks.

Two Points/Vertices: You can create an axis that passes through two points or vertices that are selected by you.

Point and Face/Plane: You can choose a plane and a point to create an axis that starts from the plane and pass through the point in Solidworks.

For example, we created an axis as shown by the green arrow above only by selecting Top Plane and Right Plane. You converted the intersection line as an axis as you can see above in Solidworks. And also, you selected the Two Planes method automatically.

After that, we created an axis by selecting only 2 of the points as shown by the green arrows above. The Two Points/Vertices are automatically selected and our axis is created above in Solidworks with the Axis command.

Also, we selected a conical face as a green arrow above, and an axis that passes through its center we create. The cylindrical Conical Face method is automatically activated in Axis command at Solidworks.

We selected the point as shown by the green arrow above and the Right Plane shown by the red arrow above. Axis is created as you can see above in Solidworks. And Point and Face/Plane are automatically selected in Axis command.

Conclusion

So Axis command is very flexible and extensive, easy to use in Solidworks.

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

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

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