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How to manage SOLIDWORKS Drawing Note bullet/number spacing

We recently received questions about how to adjust the spacing between a SOLIDWORKS drawing note bullet or number and the associated text. The problem is shown in the following image. This becomes even more annoying if there is a very limited space to fit the notes in the drawing sheet. How…

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How to Link SOLIDWORKS Flag Notes to Balloons or Notes in a Drawing

One of the great new features that has been introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2016 is “Flag Notes”. Flag notes are a method of cross-referencing one area or feature of a drawing to a list of notes. In order to add SOLIDWORKS flag notes to a drawing…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS Notes Library [VIDEO]

One question that often comes up in SOLIDWORKS training courses is “How do I create a SOLIDWORKS Notes Library for my drawings?”.  A catalog of commonly used annotations, including notes, can be created in the SOLIDWORKS Design Library. Step 1:  Create a folder in the Design Library by…

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Kiss your CAPS LOCK Key Good-bye with SolidWorks 2014 “All Uppercase”!

hAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU? Sorry about that. I left my Caps Lock key on after typing some notes on a drawing. Still, there are few nuisances as annoying as remembering if you have caps lock on or off. Especially if you’re like me and…

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Time Saver: Insert Sheet Metal Parameters in your Drawings

Before yesterday, I was sure I knew everything about custom properties and how to use them in parametric annotations. After all, if the information is already in the model, why not use it in Drawings, BOMs and other interesting places. Well… turns out I was…

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