SOLIDWORKS Drawing View

SOLIDWORKS Drawing View articles and technical tips

How to Align Breaks in a SOLIDWORKS Projected View with a Parent View

A customer recently contacted me with a strange situation: they were unable to drag the breaks in a SOLIDWORKS projected view in their drawing. See the image below as an example: the bottom view is the parent view and the top view is the projected…

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Aligning linear diameter dimensions in SOLIDWORKS drawings

Diameter dimensions can be modified to display as linear dimensions if needed. To convert the diameter dimension into linear follow these steps: Step 1: Right click the Diameter dimension > Display options > Display as linear OR this can also be done by selecting the…

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Automatic View Update option saved as a Document Property in SOLIDWORKS 2019

Now in SOLIDWORKS 2019, the SOLIDWORKS Automatic View Update option is saved as a document property. This property is stored within the drawing and it will be remembered for the future sessions when you open the drawing again. Previously, the selected option was only applied…

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Using the Foreshorten View SOLIDWORKS Drawing Option

Creating Aligned Views in SOLIDWORKS can have different results, depending on the geometry of the model being sectioned and the settings selected in the process of creating the Section View. The SOLIDWORKS Foreshorten view option that appears during creation of Aligned Views makes a big…

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Need to create a non-standard SOLIDWORKS Drawing View?

I have the following tube I need to detail: Wouldn’t it be nice if I had a view normal to the hole pattern to add my dimensions? Try a SOLIDWORKS Auxiliary View: Simply select a reference edge (or quickly sketch one): The end result is…

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How to show a Deformed Shape as an Alternative Position View in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

In a part or assembly environment we can show the deformed shape of a model, from SOLIDWORKS Simulation analysis results, alongside the original model before the load was applied, an example is shown in the figure below. However, if you need to show the deformed…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Named Views in Exploded Assembly Drawings

SOLIDWORKS named views

Is the Exploded view in your drawing appearing differently to your model view?  It might not be referencing a SOLIDWORKS Named View. Ever had this happen?  I have created an exploded assembly configuration with all the components spaced consistently apart, but in the drawing the…

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SOLIDWORKS Multi-sheet Drawing Custom Properties Source

When a drawing annotation has a link to a Custom Property based on the ‘View specified in the sheet properties’, it references the Custom Property from a view on that sheet. The Sheet Properties by default is set to use the properties from the model…

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