Moving from 2D to 3D
As a 2D CAD system user, you think about designing and drawing a certain
way, and you are accustomed to using certain tools. Moving from 2D to
3D helps you learn some of the differences between SolidWorks and 2D CAD
systems, for example AutoCAD® software.
Links in this Help take you to related topics in SolidWorks Help, to SolidWorks
tutorials, and to other sources of information.
At first, 2D CAD users, who have typically placed lines at will and
created their own blocks, might feel restricted by SolidWorks, which requires
dimensions to agree with the actual length of lines and which provides
ready-made annotations. However, new users will quickly gain confidence
that SolidWorks does what they want. The automatic features and available
tools save time, and considerable flexibility is built into the tools.
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