How to Add a Watermark to your SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Article by Saeed Mojarad (CSWE) updated January 8, 2016

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Perhaps there are times when you want to add a watermark to your SOLIDWORKS Drawing. Let’s say you want to have a “CONFIDENTIAL” stamp on your drawing. When you add a note to your drawing view you may notice that the note covers the drawing lines and dimensions as shown in the figure below:

Note covering drawing

Note covering drawing

To overcome this problem and display an annotation note behind the elements in your drawing sheet you have to add the note to the sheet format instead. So right click on the drawing and select “Edit Sheet Format” and then insert your note. At this point while your note is still selected you can see under the “Text Format” section of the property manager there is an option called “Behind sheet”. This option instructs SOLIDWORKS to display the annotation note behind drawing objects.

Behind Sheet Note Option

Behind Sheet Note Option

Check the box and then right-click on the drawing sheet again and this time select “Edit sheet”. Now you can see that SOLIDWORKS has moved the note behind your view and as a result it is no longer covering the lines and dimensions in your view:

Text is behind elements and annotations

Text is behind elements and annotations

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Saeed Mojarad (CSWE)

Saeed Mojarad is an application engineer at Javelin Technologies. He received his B.S from Mazandaran University, Iran; and his M.S. from École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Canada. He has several years of experience using SOLIDWORKS in different industries such as manufacturing and aerospace. Currently located in Calgary, he is helping SOLIDWORKS users all across Canada as a technical support and SOLIDWORKS instructor.