How Do You Get Trimetric View in SolidWorks?

In this tutorial, we will learn how to get a trimetric view in SolidWorks. A trimetric view is a three-dimensional representation of an object where all three axes are equally foreshortened. This type of view is often used in technical drawings and can provide a clear and concise representation of an object’s dimensions.

Step 1: Open the Part or Assembly

To begin, open the part or assembly file in SolidWorks that you want to create a trimetric view for. You can do this by going to File > Open and selecting the desired file.

Step 2: Activate the Isometric View

Once your part or assembly file is open, activate the isometric view by going to View > Modify > Isometric. This will set your current view to an isometric perspective, which is necessary for creating a trimetric view.

Step 3: Adjust the Orientation

To achieve a trimetric view, you need to adjust the orientation of your model. This can be done by using the Rotate View command. To access this command, go to View > Modify > Rotate View.


You can also use keyboard shortcuts for rotating the view:

  • Ctrl + Drag: Rotates the model around all three axes simultaneously.
  • Shift + Drag: Rotates the model around the horizontal and vertical axes only.
  • Alt + Drag: Rotates the model around the screen plane.

Step 4: Adjust Perspective

In order to achieve a true trimetric view, it’s important to adjust the perspective of your model. To do this, go to View > Modify > Perspective and adjust the slider to decrease the perspective. This will flatten the view and make all three axes equally foreshortened.

Step 5: Save and Use Trimetric View

Once you are satisfied with your trimetric view, save your file. You can now use this view for technical drawings or any other purpose within SolidWorks.

With these simple steps, you can easily create a trimetric view in SolidWorks. Remember to adjust the orientation and perspective to achieve the desired result. Trimetric views can provide a clear representation of your object’s dimensions and are commonly used in technical drawings.