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Getting Started

Chapter Description

In this sample chapter from Engineering Design and Graphics with SolidWorks 2019, author James Bethune gets you started on SolidWorks. This chapter will show you how to start a New drawing and introduce the Line, Circle, and Edit tools. The Smart Dimension tool will be used to define and edit lines and circles. Line colors and relationships will also be introduced.

1-3 SolidWorks Colors

As you work with SolidWorks you will notice that the lines change colors. These color changes let you know the status of the sketch being drawn. There are four basic colors.

BLACK = Fully Defined

BLUE = Under Defined

RED = Over Defined

YELLOW = Redundant

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