SOLIDWORKS 2017 Change Multiple Sheet Formats at Once!

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated December 1, 2016


Changing the sheet format of any SOLIDWORKS drawing can be an unwanted task, especially if one has multiple sheets upon which to swap the format.

Sheet Format

Sheet Format too large for views


SOLIDWORKS 2017 has new functionality that swoops in for the assist. A new “Select Sheets to Modify” button now appears within the Sheet Properties dialog as shown in the figure below:

Sheet Properties dialog

Sheet Properties dialog

This option will allow you to select from a list of existing sheets, so that you can apply sheet properties, sheet formats,  and zone parameters to as many sheets as you would prefer — all at the same time!

Changing a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Format

  1. Open the Sheet Properties dialog via right-click on any Sheet.
  2. From the Sheet Properties tab, select the “Select Sheets to Modify” button.
  3. Select the sheets to change by selecting the checkboxes and Select OK.
  4. Set the desired Sheet Properties and Zone Parameters.
  5. Click Apply Changes.

    Sheet Selection

    Sheet Selection

The results are exactly as you would expect, all of the specified sheets have their sheet properties modified!

New SOLIDWORKS Sheet Format Applied

New Sheet Format Applied

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Chris Briand, CSWE

Chris has been educating and supporting Engineers, Designers and IT Personnel within the 3D CAD industry since 2002, and was adopted into the fantastic team of applications experts here at Javelin Technologies in early 2006 and migrated along with his team members to the TriMech Solutions team in 2021.  Chris enjoys the continuous learning driven by the ingenuity and challenges Designers bring forward. Innovation using 3D Printing, 3D CAD and other technologies, combined with a diverse background as a technologist, allows Chris to find solutions that accelerate Designers, and take Design Teams to new heights. Chris is currently being held at an undisclosed location, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.