# Create/Open a Sketch

## Start A New Sketch

• In a workspace window, open the input selector and choose “New >” from the menu. In the flyout submenu, select “New Sketch”
• Access the same menus as previous by right-clicking in a workspace window and selecting “Open >” (the final option on the menu).

The sketch workspace is opened and a dialog will appear in front of it. Use the dialog to supply a name for the new sketch set. This name is used to distinguish this set from others when working in the user interface. It is also used to designate this sketch set in commands (e.g., see sketch set select and sketch set delete).

Once named, the sketch workspace will display with the construction view active. This view is accessed by pressing the () button on the toolbar.

## Open an Existing Sketch

• In a workspace window, open the input selector and choose “Sketch” from the menu. When the sketch workspace is opened, select the desired set from the input selector on the toolbar.