Chapter 3. Features

Chapter Objectives

  • Learn Features tools

  • Draw 3D objects

  • Use Features tools to create objects

3-1 Introduction

This chapter introduces the Features tools. Features tools are used to create 3D models. A drawing usually starts with a 2D sketch as described in Chapter 2, and Features tools are applied to create a 3D model. For example, the Extruded Boss/Base features tool can be applied to a rectangle to create a rectangular prism or box. Figure 3-1 shows the Features tool panel.

A screenshot of the SolidWorks screen depicts the features tool panel.

Figure 3-1

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