SolidWorks Tutorial: Step by Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats [VIDEO]

SolidWorks Sheet Format

Many people get confused when it comes to creating custom Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SolidWorks.  It's not as straight forward as Part and Assembly templates due to the fact that each sheet can potentially have different sheet sizes and title blocks.  Because of this ... Read More

Displaying Mass using Different Units on a SolidWorks Drawing [VIDEO]

Drawing Units

When dimensioning models in a SolidWorks drawing it’s very simple to switch the dimensions from inches to millimeters to meters by changing the drawing files unit system.  Regardless of the unit system being used in the model file (the part or assembly), as soon as the drawing ... Read More

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Reuse Letters from Deleted Views [VIDEO]

Detail View Letter

You may have seen this before, create a detail or section view and it is automatically named View A, great.  Except oops that wasn’t the view I wanted so I delete View A and start again … except now the new view is automatically named View B.  It’s not the end of the world, I can ... Read More

Custom Views For Drawings [VIDEO]

Other side

Whenever you go to make a drawing of a part or assembly you have created in SolidWorks, you are presented with a set of predetermined views to chose from, front, top, isometric etc. But what if the view you want to use isn’t in that list? How can you get a drawing view on the ... Read More

Refreshing the View Palette [VIDEO]

View Palette

The Drawing View Palette is a great way to add standard drawing views to your SolidWorks document.  As you drag and drop the Top, Right, Front or other views onto the drawing sheet they disappear from the list.  A common question that new users ask is how to get drawing views ... Read More