Hide Table of Contents

Setting Insertion Points

When you make a block, you have the option to specify an insertion point.

When inserting a block into a document, insertion points:
  • Add a manipulator by which you can drag the block.
  • Act as the rotation and scaling point.
  • Enable you to add relations between the manipulator and the sketch entity.

To set an insertion point:

  1. Create a sketch.
  2. Click Make Block Tool_Make_Block_Block.gif (Blocks toolbar) or Tools > Blocks > Make.
  3. Click Insertion point to display the insertion point manipulator block_Base_Point.gif, and drag the manipulator to the sketch entity and position required.

    block_insertion_point01.gif block_insertion_point02.gif
    With sketch snaps, you can position the insertion point manipulator to any inferenced sketch entity.



Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

 
*Email:  
Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Setting Insertion Points
*Comment:  
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:



x

We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again
x

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.