Working in a Sketch
In an open sketch, the SolidWorks
The following information is in the status bar at the bottom of the
The coordinates of the pointer’s location when
sketching an entity.
The state of the sketch: Over
Defined, Under Defined,
or Fully Defined. See Sketch Geometry
The text, "Editing Sketch." This makes
it obvious that you are in sketch mode if the sketch grid is off while
you are working.
of a menu item or button when the pointer is over an item. This description
is on the left side of the status bar.
To display or hide the status bar:
The sketch origin is displayed in red in an open
sketch. Use the sketch origin to help you understand the coordinates of
in the part has its own origin, so there usually are multiple sketch origins
in a part. When a sketch is open, you cannot turn off the display of its