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Design Intent and Rotating a Part

How do you rotate a part from the top plane to the front plane?

Asked By Ed G.

One of the best and most important aspects of using Solidworks as a parametric, feature-based CAD system is that you, as the user, have the ability to control your own design intent when modeling parts and assemblies. New SolidWorks users sometimes struggle with the design intent when creating models. By design intent, I mean that how you create features and relationships in SolidWorks determines how the model will behave if and when changes are made to the geometry. By creating the appropriate parametric relationships, you can ensure that designs can be updated quickly and without errors. In this SolidWorks Video Tutorial, I’ve been asked to take this part, where the first feature was created on the top plane, and switch the entire part to the front plane. Let’s take a look at how applying design intent factors into accomplishing this task.

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One Response to Design Intent and Rotating a Part

  1. DOUG BRIGLIN says:

    This one was simple yet very important for the final product. I look forward to every question answered. This site is a great support for all SolidWorks users. It has helped me in many cases. Thanks again!

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