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SOLIDWORKS Annotations

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for SOLIDWORKS Annotations from the Javelin technical team

Attach SOLIDWORKS Annotations

How to Attach Annotations to an Existing SOLIDWORKS Drawing View

Do you ever find yourself looking at SOLIDWORKS drawings where annotations are NOT linked to views, but should be? It…

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Wrap Text

How to Wrap Text in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

SOLIDWORKS Electrical uses attributes to represent information pertinent for the project including those in the title block, cover page and…

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Leader Style Manager

Leader Style Manager in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 we have this new annotation tab on the Draw ribbon and cabinet layout ribbon which allows…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS MBD Annotation Folder

Organizing the Annotation Folder in SOLIDWORKS MBD

SOLIDWORKS MBD (model-based design/definition) has some new Annotation organizational features for the 2020 release. When viewing annotations, they can now…

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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…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Extension Lines

Manipulating SOLIDWORKS Extension Lines in your Drawings

In this article, manipulating SOLIDWORKS extension lines after being added by dimensions is examined. It is shown that the extension…

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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…

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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…

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Select a Hole Callout

How to Combine SOLIDWORKS Hole Callouts – Part 2

As I discussed in part one of this blog, there are two ways to combine SOLIDWORKS Hole Callouts. Our customer…

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SOLIDWORKS Hole Callouts

How to Combine SOLIDWORKS Hole Callouts – Part 1

I had an interesting question from a customer the other week: They wanted to know how to combine multiple SOLIDWORKS hole…

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Control the display of SOLIDWORKS Component and Top Level Annotations

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2015, it is easier to control the display of SOLIDWORKS component annotations and top level annotations in an…

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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…

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Group Entities

SOLIDWORKS Group command is helpful but can also be annoying

If you create images or illustrations with Adobe or Microsoft products then you will be accustomed to grouping text and annotation…

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