Reuse Common Annotations with the Design Library

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated November 14, 2011


If you’re constantly adding the same annotations to your drawings, save some time and add them to the Design Library.  This gives you quick access to drag and drop them on your drawings.  In the Design Library tab, click the upper left button “Add to Library”.  Add Notes, Surface Finish symbols, Weld Symbols, and Blocks.

If you have a custom symbol, create the geometry with sketch entities and notes.  Combine these into a block and save the block into the Library.

Create your Block (Tools > Block > Make)

Add Block to Design Library

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.