In this episode of Matt’s Minute, I show how to use blocks in SolidWorks sketches to simulate mechanisms. Sometimes full-on 3D is too much for simple conceptual work. In cases where what you really want to do is cut shapes out of paper and make a little mechanical mock-up, blocks in a sketch work great for this kind of work. Editing and coloring the blocks is also easy. Blocks can be made external and shared or reused in other documents. Check out this short video to see SolidWorks sketch blocks in action.