SOLIDWORKS Instructor Led Training

The SOLIDWORKS Drawings course focuses in-depth on creating and managing complex drawings of SOLIDWORKS models (parts and assemblies) using the ANSI or ISO standards. You will learn how to quickly create and detail any type of drawing views, insert parametric Bill of Materials, Cut Lists or other parametric data tables, customize drawing sheets, and creating smart title blocks. A special lesson is dedicated to quick and easy management of large assembly drawings.



Course details and prerequisites:

Take In-class: 2 Days
OR Online: 4 Days (4 hours/day)
Type: Instructor Led
Level: Basic to Intermediate


  • Attended the SOLIDWORKS Essentials or equivalent level of knowledge
  • At least one month of experience using the software
After the training you will be able to:
  • Create drawings of your parts and assemblies
  • Add BOMs, Cut-Lists, and other data tables to your drawings
  • Create drawings of your large assemblies quicker and easier
  • Customize your drawing sheets


Course Outline


  • About This Course
  • Windows 7
  • Use of Color

Lesson 1: Drawing Sheets and Views

  • Drawing Sheets and Views
  • Terminology
  • Drawing Views
  • Sketching in Drawing Views
  • View Settings
  • Centermarks and Centerlines
  • Model Edges in the View

Lesson 2: Dimensions

  • Manipulating Dimensions
  • Dimension Properties

Lesson 3: Annotations

  • Adding Annotations
  • Annotation Types
  • Blocks

Lesson 4: Sheet Formats and Templates

  • Drawing Templates
  • Properties in the Template
  • User Defined Properties
  • Customizing a Sheet Format
  • Define Title Block
  • Updating Sheet Formats

Lesson 5: Assembly Drawing Views

  • Creating Views of Assemblies

Lesson 6: Bill of Materials and Tables

  • Creating and Managing a Bill of Materials
  • The Bill of Materials
  • Adding a BOM
  • Modifying the BOM
  • Tabulated Bill of Materials
  • Balloons
  • Tables in the Drawing

Lesson 7: Performance and Display Issues

  • Large Assembly Mode
  • Lightweight Drawings
  • Detached Drawings
  • Display Issues in Drawing Views

Lesson 8: Drawing References and Comparison

  • Reusing a Drawing File
  • Changing Drawing References
  • Using DrawCompare
  • SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

Appendix A: Preparations for Detailing