Thank you very much for this very well made tutorial. Speed is perfect, explanations are very good.
I have watched until now only the first 20 minutes, but it might be helpful to give already some hints which might help in the future. See especially the external geometry tool below.
For defining a distance from the origin you need only to select one
point. That makes the sketch a little more robust against flipping as the direction is fixed too. For that you have to select the point first and then add the dimension.
I would like to direct your view to the Polyline. Start with a straight line and then use the M key for different continuation modes, it is most useful. It would speed up e.g. the lines having a tangent connection to an arc.
There are two modes to create an arc, perhaps the non default mode fits your solid works experience better.
At 13:40 you add a construction line. You can consider to use one of:
- make center and endpoint of arc horizontal
- create a point-on-line constraint of the center and the following horizontal line
(Further on I see that you did so on the other side.)
To toggle visibility you can select an item in the tree and hit the space key.
Around 18:00 you ask for a possibility to reference a previous sketch. Use Sketcher External