Drawing Circles in Solidworks Sketching – Illustrated

Drawing Circles in Solidworks Sketching – Illustrated

Circle sketches can be the very starting point for various 3D geometries in Solidworks. So in this article, we will show you how to draw a circle with the Circle command and what are the whole features of the Circle command in Solidworks. Also, it is very important to know all the features of basic commands like Circle for advanced levels.

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How to Draw a Circle in Solidworks?

Click on the Skecth in Solidworks to draw circles.
Click on Sketch in Solidworks.

Firstly, to start the drawing sketches with the Line command, click on the Sketch button as shown by the red arrow above in Solidworks.

Select a plane or surface.
Select a plane to sketch in Solidworks.

After that, select a plane to create a sketch in Solidworks.

Enter the circle command in Solidworks.
Click on the Circle command.

And then, to draw circles in Solidworks, click on the Circle command as shown by the red arrow above.

Select the circle drawing method in Solidworks.
Circle types in Solidworks.

In the Circle command, we have two types of Circle drawing options as in the red box above. So, in the first one, we select a center and then the radius respectively. In the second one, we select three points respectively to obtain a circle in Solidworks.

Drawing center radius.
Drawing center-radius circle in Solidworks.

As you can see above, we drew a circle by selecting a center first as shown by the red arrow, then selected the radius point as shown by the green arrow, with the first method of the circle in Solidworks.

3 point circle.
3 Point circle drawing.

So, we created a circle with the second method of the Circle command, as shown by the green box. We selected 3 points respectively, as shown by the green arrows above in Solidworks.

Conclusion

Above all, obtaining circles in Solidworks is easy like that.

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In addition to the circle command, also you can check the other useful features and commands of Solidworks below.

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Giving Horizontal Orientation to a Sketch in Solidworks(Illustrated Expression)

Fixing Sketch Entities in Solidworks(Illustrated Expression)

How to Make Solidworks Sketches Fully Defined(Illustrated Expression)

Displaying and Deleting Relations in Solidworks® Sketching(Illustrated Expression)

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