SOLIDWORKS 2017 Crop and Detail Drawing Views feature new Outline options

Article by Saeed Mojarad (CSWE), last updated on March 21, 2017

SOLIDWORKS 2017 provides more control over the outline of Crop and Detail drawing views. You can now make a Crop or Detail view with a jagged outline or with no outline at all.

Drawing View Jagged Outline

To create crop views with jagged outlines simply select a crop view and in the View PropertyManager, under “Crop View” select Jagged outline. You can change the intensity of the jagged outline by moving the slider bar under “Shape Intensity”.

Creating Crop View with Jagged outlines with different Shape Intensities

Creating a Crop View with Jagged outlines with different Shape Intensities

The process for a detail view is the same. The only difference is that you can find the “Jagged outline” option under Detail View in the related PropertyManager.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 drawing view jagged outline

Creating Detail View with Jagged outline

Drawing View No Outline

In some cases, you may want to remove the outline[s] of your Crop and/or Detail views. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2017 that is also possible. Simply select the Crop or Detail view, then from the PropertyManager and select No outline.

Detail View with and without outline

Detail View with and without outline

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources

Access our resources page to get everything you need to learn what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2017; including tech tips, demonstrations, and upcoming product webinars.


SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources

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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.

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