How Do You Make an Angled Cut in SolidWorks?

Are you looking to create an angled cut in SolidWorks? In this tutorial, we will walk you through the necessary steps to achieve this. Let’s get started!

Creating an Angled Cut in SolidWorks

Before we dive into the process, let’s quickly go over the tools you’ll need:

  • SolidWorks software
  • A 3D model or part file

Step 1: Open your part file

To begin, open your part file in SolidWorks. You can either start a new project or work with an existing one. Once your part is open, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Select the desired face for the angled cut

In order to create an angled cut, you’ll need to select the face where you want to make the cut. To do this, click on the “Face” selection tool located in the toolbar. Then, click on the desired face of your part.

Step 3: Activate the “Cut-Extrude” feature

With your desired face selected, it’s time to activate the “Cut-Extrude” feature. This feature allows you to remove material from your part at an angle. You can find it under the “Features” tab or by right-clicking on your selected face and choosing “Cut-Extrude”.

Step 4: Define the cut parameters

Once you’ve activated the “Cut-Extrude” feature, a dialog box will appear where you can define specific parameters for your angled cut.

Note: The actual options and parameters may vary depending on the version of SolidWorks you’re using. However, the basic steps should remain similar.

Within the dialog box, you can adjust the following:

  • Type: Select “Through All” if you want the cut to go through the entire part or choose “Up to Next” if you want it to stop at a specific point.
  • Direction 1: Specify the angle and depth of your cut. You can enter specific dimensions or use the cursor to drag and define it visually.
  • Direction 2: In case you want a different angle or depth on another side, you can define it here.

Take your time to set up these parameters according to your requirements. Once done, click “OK” to apply them.

Step 5: Preview and confirm your angled cut

After defining the parameters, SolidWorks will generate a preview of your angled cut. Take a moment to review it and make sure everything looks as intended.

If you’re satisfied with the preview, click “OK” to confirm and apply the angled cut to your part.


You have successfully created an angled cut in SolidWorks! By following these steps, you can now incorporate angled cuts into your designs with ease.

Note: Remember that practice makes perfect. Feel free to experiment with different angles and dimensions until you achieve your desired result!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in expanding your SolidWorks skills. Happy designing!