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Fast Ways to Exit Sketches in SolidWorks

by David Melvin, PE, TEDCF Publishing

Most SolidWorks users know that you can exit a sketch using the Exit Sketch command.

Fast Ways to Exit Sketches

But there are faster ways to do this.

One fast way is to use Mouse Gestures.  You’ll have to set up Mouse Gestures to do this, so follow these steps.

Right click on the Command Manager and select Customize on the bottom of the list.

Fast Ways to Exit Sketches

This opens the Customize dialog box.

Open the Mouse Gestures tab, and check the option to show only commands with mouse gestures assigned.

Fast Ways to Exit Sketches

The right side of the table shows the mouse gestures in the Part, Assembly, Drawing, and Sketch environments. Since the L key is already setup to evoke the Line command, we’re going to make the left mouse gesture exit a sketch.

Fast Ways to Exit Sketches

Notice that the left mouse gesture in the Sketch environment is…

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