How to create a SOLIDWORKS Notes Library [VIDEO]

Article by Andrew Lidstone, CSWE updated June 10, 2015

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One question that often comes up in SOLIDWORKS training courses is “How do I create a SOLIDWORKS Notes Library for my drawings?”.  A catalog of commonly used annotations, including notes, can be created in the SOLIDWORKS Design Library.

Step 1:  Create a folder in the Design Library by right-clicking on the Design Library folder and selecting New Folder.

Step 1 - Create New Folder in Design Library

Step 1 – Create New Folder in Design Library

Step 2:  Create a note to be added to the Library, select the note and click the Add to Library button in the Design Library tab of the Task Manager.

Step 2 - Add a Note to the Library

Step 2 – Add a Note to the Library

Step 3:  Once the Annotation is added to the Library, it can be drag and dropped into any drawing.

Step 3 - Your SOLIDWORKS Notes Library

Step 3 – Note added to Library

The notes can also be merged together directly during the drag and drop process if the option to Disable note merging when dragging (found under Tools > Options > System Options > Drawings) is turned off (the option is turned on by default when SOLIDWORKS is installed).

System Options - Disable Note Merging when Dragging

System Options – Disable Note Merging when Dragging

Here is a video demonstration of adding notes to the Design Library:

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Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew Lidstone is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Application Engineer specializing in Data Management systems. He has been working in the SOLIDWORKS reseller channel since 2010 helping clients get the most from their CAD tools.