# What is a reference geometry?

## What is a reference geometry?

Reference geometry defines the shape or form of a surface or a solid. Reference geometry includes items such as planes, axes, coordinate systems, and points. You can use reference geometry in the creation of several kinds of features. For example: Planes are used in lofts and sweeps.

## Where is the reference geometry toolbar in Solidworks?

Features toolbar

The Reference Geometry command lives on the Features toolbar, but you can also access it from Insert > Reference Geometry. The Reference Axis PropertyManager includes a Selections box where you will define your Reference Axis.

**How do you do reference geometry in Solidworks?**

Left click insert → Reference Geometry to insert planes, axis, coordinate system, mate references, and points. Reference Geometry can also be found on the features toolbar. Left click on the pull down arrow and then left click on the desired tool.

**What is geometry pattern in Solidworks?**

A geometry pattern copies, but does not solve, the patterned feature. End conditions and calculations are ignored. Each instance is an exact copy of the faces and edges of the original feature. The Geometry Pattern option is available for all pattern features except variable patterns.

### How do you write an axis reference?

To create a reference axis:

- Click Axis on the Reference Geometry toolbar, or click Insert > Reference Geometry > Axis.
- Select the axis type in the Axis PropertyManager, then select the required entities for that type.
- Verify that the items listed in Reference Entities correspond to your selections.
- Click .

### What is use of reference plane and write its types?

In celestial mechanics, the plane of reference (or reference plane) is the plane used to define orbital elements (positions). The two main orbital elements that are measured with respect to the plane of reference are the inclination and the longitude of the ascending node.

**What is the reference geometry toolbar in SolidWorks?**

The Reference Geometry toolbar provides tools for creating and using reference geometry.

**How do I add a reference point in SolidWorks?**

To create a single reference point:

- Click Point on the Reference Geometry toolbar, or click Insert > Reference Geometry > Point.
- In the PropertyManager, select the type of reference point to create.
- In the graphics area, select the entities to use to create the reference point.
- Click .

## What is the geometric pattern?

What is a Geometric Pattern? Geometric patterns have their roots in math. Geometry is the branch of mathematics relating to lines, angles, curves, and shapes. Essentially, a geometric pattern is one containing objects, shapes, pictures, or other elements that repeat themselves.

## How do I create a pattern in Solidworks?

To create a linear sketch pattern:

- In an open sketch, click Linear Sketch Pattern. (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Linear Pattern.
- In the PropertyManager, under Entities to Pattern, select the sketch entities to pattern .
- Set values for Direction 1 (X-axis).
- Repeat for Direction 2 (Y-axis).
- Click .

**Where do I find reference geometry in SolidWorks?**

All types of reference geometry are considered features and can be found in the Features tab. To begin creating a plane, access the Features tab of the CommandManager, select Reference Geometry, and then click Plane. New planes are almost always defined by existing geometry, and there are several combinations of entities that can be used.

**How do you create a reference plane in SolidWorks?**

To create a reference plane perpendicular to a point, create a sketch and choose a line and an endpoint in the Reference Plane Property Manager. From here, you have a plane that can easily be used to create a profile of a sweep along your sketch.

### How do you create a pattern in SolidWorks?

Creates the pattern by using the bodies that you select in a multibody part. Skips the pattern instances that you select in the graphics area when you create the pattern. The pointer changes to when you hover over each pattern instance. Click to select a pattern instance.

### How to reverse a linear pattern in SolidWorks?

Select a linear edge, line, axis, dimension, planar faces and surfaces, conical faces and surfaces, circular edges, and reference planes. Click Reverse Direction to reverse the pattern direction. Independently sets the instance number and spacing. Sets the spacing between pattern instances for Direction 1.