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## How do you symmetry in Solidworks?

**To add a symmetry mate:**

- Click Mate (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Mate.
- Under Advanced Mates, click Symmetric .
- Under Mate Selections: Select the plane for Symmetry Plane. Click in Entities to Mate and then select the two entities to be symmetric.
- Click .

## How do you show symmetry dimensions in Solidworks?

**To create a symmetrical angular dimension:**

- In a sketch with a centerline and lines or points, click Smart Dimension (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or Tools > Dimensions > Smart.
- Select the centerline and a non-parallel line.
- To create a half angle dimension, move the pointer to the desired location.

## How do you use symmetric relations in Solidworks?

Symmetry Relations

You can apply symmetry **between two lines by adding a relation between those two lines and a construction line**. To do that, Control-Select the two lines and also clicking on the construction line as part of your selection. Next, you can add a symmetric relation.

## How do you add symmetry symbols in Solidworks drawing?

**Replies:**

- Click on a dimension.
- In the menu on the left, expand “Dimension Text”
- Position the cursor at the place you want your symbol, maybe before your dimension (
)? - Click the button at the bottom “More”
- Go to “Geometric tolerancing” in the list and click the center line symmetry symbol.
- Click ok.
- … Profit.

## How do you make a trapezoid in Solidworks?

**To construct trapezoids:**

- Type Trapezoid at the command prompt.
- In the graphics area, specify the midpoint of the first side.
- Specifiy the insertion angle of the trapezoid (the angle of the axis).
- Specify the length of the axis.
- Specify the height of the first base of the trapezid.
- Specify the height of the second base.

## What is symmetric relation in Solidworks?

Symmetric. A centerline and two points, lines, arcs, or ellipses. The **items remain equidistant from the centerline, on a line perpendicular to the centerline**.

## What do centerlines do in Solidworks?

Centerlines are **annotations that mark circle centers and describe the geometry size on drawings**. You can insert centerlines into drawing views automatically or manually. The SOLIDWORKS software avoids duplicate centerlines. If you dimension to a centerline, the extension lines are shortened automatically.

## How do you Foreshorten a dimension in Solidworks?

You can foreshorten (or clip) linear dimensions in any type of drawing view. To foreshorten linear dimensions: **Right-click the side of the dimension to foreshorten and click Display Options > Foreshorten**.

## How do you add a relation in Solidworks?

(Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or **Tools > Relations > Add** to create geometric relations (such as tangent or perpendicular) between sketch entities, or between sketch entities and planes, axes, edges, or vertices. You can choose whether geometric relations are automatically created as you create sketch entities.

## What is the centerline symbol?

Unicode Character “℄” (U+2104)

Name: | Centre Line Symbol |
---|---|

Unicode Version: | 1.1 (June 1993) |

Block: | Letterlike Symbols, U+2100 – U+214F |

Plane: | Basic Multilingual Plane, U+0000 – U+FFFF |

Script: | Code for undetermined script (Zyyy) |