Error Messages

Error messages, and possible solutions for solving errors in creating SOLIDWORKS sketches and models.

Unsolvable sketch Sketches with dimensions that result in impossible geometry.
Over defined sketch Sketches with redundant dimensions or relations.
Dangling geometry Dimensions or relations to geometry that no longer exists.
Check Sketch for Feature Example of checking sketch contour for suitability for revolve feature.
Shell errors Potential errors associated with shell operations.
Zero thickness geometry Solid body edges, vertices, and tangent lines that result in zero thickness geometry.
Mate errors Error messages, and warning and error icons, relating to assembly mates.