Creating Points in Solidworks – Illustrated Explanation

Creating Points in Solidworks – Illustrated Explanation

In Solidworks sometimes you need to create points to obtain references for further drawings or sketchings. So this kind of thing is very important to do in Solidworks. You can do this in Solidworks with the Point command. In this article, we will show you how to obtain or create points referenced to features in Solidworks.

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How to Use Point Command in Solidworks?

Click on the Point command in Solidworks.
Click on the Point command in Solidworks.

Firstly, to create a point in Solidworks, click on the pop-up menu beneath the Reference Geometry tab as shown by the red arrow above, then click on the Print command as shown by the red box above.

Select the point creating methods in Solidworks.
Point creation methods in Point command at Solidworks.

Also, there are a bunch of point creation methods in the Point command as shown by the red box above. You do not need to select one of them in the Point command, you can directly select the geometric reference to create points. And then, the Point command will select the method.

Arc Center: This method of Point command creates a point at the center of a selected arc or circle in Solidworks.

Center of Face: This method creates a center point of a selected feature faces in Solidworks.

Intersection: You can create a point at the intersections of sketches in Solidworks by selecting this method of Point command.

Projection: You can project an intersection or a point to a selected face or plane with this method in the Point command.

On Point: You can create a point on another point in Solidworks.

Select the entities to create points.
Arc center Point creation in Solidworks.

Use Different Methods

After that, you can select an arc to create a point at the center of it as shown by the red arrow above. The Arc Center method in Point is selected automatically as in the red box in Solidworks.

Select.
Center of a face selected for Point command in Solidworks.

So, we selected a cylinder face. After that, we created a point at the center of it as shown by the red arrow above. The Center of Face method is selected automatically as shown by the red box in the Point command.

Select the intersection method to create points.
Intersection method in Point command.

Also, we selected an arc sketch as shown by the red arrow and it intersects this arc as shown by the red arrow above again. So, the Point command created a point at the intersection point as shown by the green arrow above in Solidworks. The intersection method is automatically selected as shown by the green box.

Creating points with the projection method in Solidworks.
Projection method for Point command in Solidworks.

As you can see above, we selected a point as shown by the green arrow and a face to project it to this as shown green arrow again. Also, the projected point is like that as shown by the green box again. The projection method is automatically selected as in the red box in Solidworks.

Selecting a point.
Selecting a point directly for the Point command in Solidworks.

So, as you can see above, we created a point by directly selecting a point as shown by the red arrow above with the Point command in Solidworks.

Conclusion

The creation of points in Solidworks is very versatile and very easy to do with the Point command in Solidworks.

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