How to add a watermark to SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies [VIDEO]

Article by Saeed Mojarad (CSWE) updated July 12, 2016


Before SOLIDWORKS 2016 it was only possible to add a watermark to a drawing. But SOLIDWORKS 2016 introduced new functionality that makes it possible to add a watermark to your Part and Assembly documents. You have the option to display the watermark on top of the model or behind it, with the ability to adjust the transparency.


SOLIDWORKS Watermark added to a Part document

Applying a SOLIDWORKS Watermark

To add a SOLIDWORKS watermark to a part or assembly document you have to follow these steps which are outlined in the tutorial video below:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, expand Annotations.
  2. Right-click Notes Area and click Activate.
  3. Click Insert Annotation Note.
  4. Create the note for the watermark.
  5. Right-click the note and click Watermark from the shortcut menu.
  6. In the PropertyManager, under Watermark you can set the watermark to be either on top of the model or behind it, and set a transparency value.
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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.