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You can sketch the following arc types:
Arc types Tool Arc properties
Centerpoint Arc Tool_Centerpoint_Arc_Sketch.png Sketches arcs from a centerpoint, a start point, and an end point.
Tangent Arc Tool_Tangent_Arc_Sketch.gif Sketches arcs that are tangent to sketch entities.
3 Point Arc Tool_3_Point_Arc_Sketch.png Sketches arcs by specifying three points (start, end, and midpoint).
The SolidWorks application defaults to the last used arc type.

To access the arc tools:

  • Sketch tab. Click the Arc CommandManager to select arc tools from the Arc arc_flyout_sketch.png flyout tool.
  • Menu. Click Tools > Sketch Entities to select arc tools.
  • Arc PropertyManager. Change to different arc tools from the Arc PropertyManager.

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