Learn how to create advanced drawings of parts & assemblies

Training Course Contents

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.

This training course will help you 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 Info at a glance

In-class 3 Days (6 hours/day)

Or Online 3 Days (7 hours/day)

Or Online 5 Days (4 hours/day)

Intermediate/Advanced Level

SOLIDWORKS Drawings Course Preview

Watch an overview video to get a preview of what you'll learn

Requirements & Benefits


At least 1 month using software

Able to take time out for training

Features Targeted

BOMs, Cut Lists, and other Data Tables

Assembly Layouts

Assembly Performance

Skills you will acquire

Faster drawing creation

Drawing sheet customization

Annotation and detailing

SOLIDWORKS Drawings Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Lesson 1: Review of the Basics

  • Review of Essentials
  • Drawing System Options
  • Beginning a New Drawing
  • View Palette and Model Views
  • Detailing Techniques
    • Importing Design Annotations
    • Using Model Items
    • Dimensions in Drawings
  • Section Views
  • Detail Views
  • Moving Drawing Views
    • View Alignment
  • Moving Dimensions
  • Center Marks & Centerlines
  • Assembly Drawing Review
    • Bill of Materials Tables
    • Adding Balloons
  • Adding Sheets
  • Standard 3 View
  • Exercise 1: Simple Part
  • Exercise 2: Drawing Views
  • Exercise 3: Section Cutting Line Options
  • Exercise 4: Removed Section Views
  • Exercise 5: Assembly Practice
  • Exercise 6: Adding Annotations

Lesson 2: Understanding Drawing Templates

  • Structure of a Drawing Document
  • Drawing Document
  • Drawing Sheet
    • Sheet Properties
  • Sheet Format
    • Edit Sheet Format
  • Understanding Drawing Templates
    • Why are Drawings Structured this Way?
    • Sheet Format Features
    • Notes Linked to Properties
    • Annotation Link Errors
  • Drawing Template Design Strategy
  • Designing a Drawing Template
    • Understanding Document Properties
    • Display Settings in Templates
    • Sheet Properties in Templates
    • Custom Properties in Templates
    • Save as Template
    • Defining Template Locations
    • Model Templates
    • Creating a Sample Model and Drawing
  • Exercise 7: Defining Units
  • Exercise 8: Designing Model Templates
  • Exercise 9: Designing a Drawing Template

Lesson 3: Customizing the Sheet Format

  • Customize the Sheet Format
    • Completing the Title Block Sketch
    • Completing the Title Block Notes
    • Tips for Locating Notes
    • Adding a Company Logo
    • Defining the Border
    • Setting Anchors
    • Exit Edit Sheet Format Mode
    • Title Block Fields
  • Exercise 10: Customizing a Sheet Format

Lesson 4: Saving and Testing the Sheet Format File

  • Understanding Sheet Format Properties
  • Understanding Sheet Format Behavior
  • Saving the Sheet Format
    • Reload Sheet Format
    • Defining Sheet Format Locations
  • Testing the Sheet Format
  • Testing Sheet Format Properties
    • Testing Default Values
  • Exercise 11: Saving and Testing a Sheet Format

Lesson 5: Additional Sheet Formats and Templates

  • Creating Additional Sheet Formats
  • Drawing Templates with Sheet Formats
  • Other Drawing Template Items
  • Property Tab Builder
    • The Property Tab Builder UI
    • Defining Property Tab Template Locations
    • Additional Property Tab Options
  • Properties.txt File
  • Exercise 12: Create a New Sheet Format Size
  • Exercise 13: Drawing Templates with Sheet Formats
  • Exercise 14: Predefined Views
  • Exercise 15: Property Tab Templates and Properties.txt

Lesson 6: Advanced Options for Drawing Views

  • Advanced Drawing Views
  • Showing Hidden Edges
    • Drawing View Properties Dialog
  • Broken-out Section View
    • Editing Broken-out Section Views
  • Auxiliary View
  • Rotating Views
  • Crop View
  • Understanding View Focus
    • Editing Crop Views
  • Advanced Views for Assemblies
  • Section Scope
  • Alternate Position View
    • Editing Alternate Position Views
  • Using Configurations
    • Using Display States
  • Custom View Orientations
  • New View
  • Relative View
  • 3D Drawing Views
  • Exercise 16: View Practice
  • Exercise 17: Auxiliary Views
  • Exercise 18: Broken Views
  • Exercise 19: Heater Assembly
  • Exercise 20: Pivot Conveyor
  • Exercise 21: Housing

Lesson 7: Understanding Annotation Views

  • Understanding Annotation Views
    • Understanding Annotation Behavior
    • What are Annotation Views?
    • Annotations Folder
    • Default Annotation Views
    • Annotations View Visibility
    • Insert Annotation View
    • Editing Annotation Views
    • Annotation Update
  • Exercise 22: Editing Annotation Views

Lesson 8: Advanced Detailing Tools

  • Detailing Tools
  • Annotation Views vs Model Items
    • Using Annotation Views in Existing Drawing Views
    • Combining Annotation Views and Model Items
  • Parametric Notes
  • Dimension Types
    • Chamfer Dimension
    • Ordinate Dimensions
    • Ordinate Dimension Options
    • Baseline Dimensions
    • Baseline Dimension Alignment
    • Autodimension
  • Arranging Dimensions
    • Using Dimension Handles
    • Aligning Linear Diameter Dimensions
  • Dimension Styles
    • Styles in the Property Manager
    • Styles in the Dimension Palette
    • Annotations in the Design Library
  • Location Labels
  • Exercise 23: Detailing Practice
  • Exercise 24: Dimension Types
  • Exercise 25: Additional Tools

Lesson 9: Advanced Options for BOM Tables

  • Tables in SOLIDWORKS
  • Bill of Materials Properties
  • Displaying the BOM Assembly Structure
  • Modifying a Table
  • Saving a Table Template
  • Properties in BOM Tables
    • BOM Quantity
    • BOM Part Numbers
    • Child Component Display
  • BOM Component Options
  • Balloon Indicator
  • Exercise 26: Bill of Materials
  • Exercise 27: Magnetic Lines

Lesson 10: Additional SOLIDWORKS Tables

  • Additional SOLIDWORKS Tables
  • Inserting a Hole Table
    • Adjusting Hole Table Settings
  • Splitting a Table
  • Using a Revision Table
    • Adding a Revision
  • Leader Annotation Options
  • Design Tables in Drawings
  • Exercise 28: Hole Table
  • Exercise 29: Revision and Design Tables

Lesson 11: Additional Drawing Tools

  • Reusing Drawings
    • Open with a New Reference
    • Save As with References
    • Pack and Go
  • Draw Compare
    • Draw Compare Options
  • SOLIDWORKS Design Checker
  • SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler
  • Exercise 30: Open with New Reference
  • Exercise 31: Save As with References
  • Exercise 32: Pack and Go
  • Exercise 33: SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler
  • Exercise 34: SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

Lesson 12: Managing Performance

  • Managing Performance
  • Performance Evaluation
    • Open Progress Indicator
  • Detailing Practices
  • System Options & Document Properties
  • Open Options
  • Detached Drawings
    • Loading the Model
  • Hardware and Performance
  • Additional Considerations
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Exercise 35: Detached Drawing


"The SOLIDWORKS Drawings course met my goal of being able to edit and manage title blocks and tables to display the required information."

— Rob Buchanan, Jefferson Elora Corporation

"The instructor is very helpful and will show you in detail how things work. I don't need to waste time playing around to figure things out."

— Arthur Lusabia, Prismatique Designs Ltd.

"The SOLIDWORKS Drawing course helped me to learn how to create templates. The course material was very well explained."

— Kevin Lowry, TMI

Training Methods

Choose from three different training methods available to you

SOLIDWORKS Group Training

Group/Public Training

Receive SOLIDWORKS training as a group in a traditional classroom environment.

Classes can be taken in one of our 12 training locations across Canada using SOLIDWORKS approved training content and methodologies.

  • Cost effective training method.
  • Leave the office to concentrate on learning.
  • Learn more through group questions and feedback.
SOLIDWORKS Online Training

Live Online Training

With our online training you will experience an interactive learning environment where you can give feedback, gain access to the SOLIDWORKS training files and get time to work on training exercises.

  • Online courses are typically half day sessions.
  • More effective than video based training, with recorded videos learners are often not as focused on the training and skip exercises.
SOLIDWORKS Onsite Training

Onsite at your location

Receive training at your place of work. This style of flexible training is perfect for teams or individuals who are faced with a specific challenge and require personalized courses with on-the-job coaching.

  • Use our state-of-the-art mobile classroom at your facility.
  • Bring your team up to a consistent level of knowledge by having them take the same training at the same time.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options.

Upcoming Classes

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