Silhouette Entities

You can create multiple sketch entities by projecting the outline of the bodies in a part or components in an assembly onto a parallel sketch plane.

Silhouette entities create parametric sketch constraints on the model. You can use silhouette entities when you use Sketch and 3D Sketch On Plane .

In Section View mode:
  • The Silhouette Entities tool is available only when you clear the Graphics-only section option.
  • Silhouette entities do not contain sketch constraints.
  • You can silhouette a component that has only a single instance in an assembly.

To use silhouette entities, click Silhouette Entities (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Silhouette Entities .