A major difference between a good and a bad drawing is how well it can communicate the necessary information. A good drawing is easy-to-read and includes all the necessary information.
SOLIDWORKS Location labels are a great way to make a drawing easy-to-read by building correlations between items that are related but apart from each other e.g. a detail view and its detail circle.
The items that you can add a location label to are as follows:
- Section view
- Detail view
- Auxiliary view
- Cutting line
- Auxiliary view arrows
How to insert a SOLIDWORKS Location Label
You can add a SOLIDWORKS location label to these items by going to Insert > Annotations and select Location Label from the menu, and then click on one of the items that are mentioned above to add a label to it. As you can see in the picture below, a location label not only shows the sheet of the reference or detail view but also the zone location. One point that may cause a little confusion and worth mentioning is that the zone in the location label refers to the centroid of the parent view not the detail circle.
To set document properties for Location Labels for your drawings you can go to Tools > Options and then select the Document Properties tab and click Annotations > Location Label.
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