How Do You Make an Angled Plane in SolidWorks?

Are you looking to create an angled plane in SolidWorks? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to make an angled plane in SolidWorks. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open SolidWorks

To begin, open SolidWorks on your computer. You can find the icon on your desktop or in the Start menu.

Step 2: Create a New Part

Once SolidWorks is open, click on “File” in the top menu bar and select “New” from the drop-down menu. Choose “Part” and click “OK” to create a new part file.

Step 3: Activate the Plane Tool

To create an angled plane, we need to activate the Plane tool. Click on “Insert” in the top menu bar and choose “Reference Geometry” from the drop-down menu. Then click on “Plane”.

Step 4: Select a Reference Plane

In this step, you need to select a reference plane or surface from which you want to create your angled plane. This could be an existing face or a reference plane that you have already created.

  • Note: If you want to create a new reference plane before making it angled, follow these steps:

a) Create a New Reference Plane

To create a new reference plane, select any existing face or plane as a reference. Right-click on it and choose “Offset Entities”.

Enter the desired offset distance and click “OK”. This will give you a new parallel reference plane.

  • Note: You can also use other methods like perpendicular planes or planar faces as reference planes.

Step 5: Define the Angle

Now that you have selected a reference plane, it’s time to define the angle for your angled plane. Click on the “Angle” option in the Plane PropertyManager.

Step 6: Specify the Angle Value

A dialog box will appear where you can enter the desired angle value for your angled plane. You can either enter a specific angle measurement or use the slider to adjust it visually.

  • Note: Positive angles will rotate counterclockwise, while negative angles will rotate clockwise from the reference plane.

Step 7: Finalize and Create

Once you have specified the angle value, click “OK” to create your angled plane. It will now appear in your SolidWorks workspace.


Congratulations! You have successfully created an angled plane in SolidWorks. By following these simple steps, you can now incorporate angled planes into your designs and take your SolidWorks skills to the next level.


  • Always ensure that you select an appropriate reference plane or surface before creating an angled plane.
  • Double-check your specified angle value to ensure accuracy.
  • Practice makes perfect! So keep experimenting with different angles and explore the possibilities of angled planes in SolidWorks.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Happy designing!