SOLIDWORKS Annotations

Leader Style Manager in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020

Leader Style Manager

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 we have this new annotation tab on the Draw ribbon and cabinet layout ribbon which allows us to create text and block fields using the leaders. We can define various graphical properties for these text and block leaders. It will be…

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How to create Angular Center Marks in SOLIDWORKS Drawings?

Center marks are annotations that mark circle or arc centers and describe the geometry size on the drawing. With the Center Mark tool, we can create a center mark or a center point on circular edges. The center mark lines can also be used as references…

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Organizing the Annotation Folder in SOLIDWORKS MBD

SOLIDWORKS MBD Annotation Folder

SOLIDWORKS MBD (model-based design/definition) has some new Annotation organizational features for the 2020 release. When viewing annotations, they can now be displayed per the annotation view. This will help you to identify PMI (Product & Manufacturing Data) for a specific view. SOLIDWORKS strives best with…

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How to apply All Uppercase to SOLIDWORKS Dimensions & Hole Callouts

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can set the dimension characters or hole callouts to show as all uppercase characters in the graphics area for drawings. This can be done for a single dimension by selecting that dimension, going to dimension property manager, and clicking on All…

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How to add Custom Information to a SOLIDWORKS Balloon

When adding a SOLIDWORKS balloon to a Drawing there is an option to show the quantity of the part. This a great way to give the reader additional information quickly, but what if you want to show other model details in the balloon, for instance the…

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Manipulating SOLIDWORKS Extension Lines in your Drawings

SOLIDWORKS Extension Lines

In this article, manipulating SOLIDWORKS extension lines after being added by dimensions is examined. It is shown that the extension lines could be treated as a separate entity in drawings and we can even decide to show or hide them. Some settings existed under Tools…

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What is the source of SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties in Linked Multi-sheet Annotations?

The source of SOLIDWORKS custom properties linked to drawing notes in a multi-sheet drawing can be the same for all sheets or sheet-specific.  This setting is found in Tools > Options > Document Properties > Drawing Sheets > Multi-sheet custom property source. SOLIDWORKS custom properties…

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How to draw Arrows in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

On some occasions arrows are needed in a SOLIDWORKS drawing to point to a detail or highlight a feature. In such instances, some users take advantage of the “Note” command with arrows and leave the text box empty. However, there is not much flexibility with that solution. Draw…

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How to Combine SOLIDWORKS Hole Callouts – Part 2

Select a Hole Callout

As I discussed in part one of this blog, there are two ways to combine SOLIDWORKS Hole Callouts. Our customer was happy with the first method for combining callouts by changing the text positions of the callouts, then overlapping the callouts. But here I’ll show…

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