Sketch Status Conventions
Sketches can be in any of five states described below. The state of
the sketch is displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the SolidWorks
entities (as opposed to entire sketches) also have sketch
All the lines and curves in the sketch, and their positions, are described
by dimensions or relations, or both.
Some dimensions or relations, or both, are either in conflict or are redundant.
To view and remove conflicting relations, see Display/Delete
Some of the dimensions or relations in the sketch are not defined and
are free to change. You can drag endpoints, lines, or curves until the
sketch entity changes shape.
No Solution Found.
The sketch is not solved. The geometry, relations, and dimensions that
prevent the solution of the sketch are displayed.
Found. The sketch is solved but results in invalid geometry, such
as a zero length line, zero radius arc, or self-intersecting spline.
With the SolidWorks software, it is not necessary to fully dimension
or define sketches before you use them to create features. However, you
should fully define sketches before you consider the part complete.
To always use
fully defined sketches to create features, click Tools, Options, System
Options, Sketch, and select Use
fully defined sketches.