SOLIDWORKS Sheet Format

Why can’t I access the SOLIDWORKS Automatic Border tool?

The SOLIDWORKS Automatic Border tool lets us control the shape and segments of a sheet format border such as zone layout and border size. The details of creating borders and saving them as a sheet format template are provided in the SOLIDWORKS Drawing Automatic Border tool. However…

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Bend Allowance, Bend Deduction and K-Factor Tables in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Bend Table

In this series of blog posts it was discussed what different terms like Bend Allowance, Bend Deduction and K-Factor mean and how we can calculate them for a specific sheet. You can read the previous post: What are Bend Allowance, Bend Deduction and K-Factor? And the post…

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Solving the SOLIDWORKS Sheet Format could not be located error

Sheet Format Could Not Be Located

You’ve taken the time to make a great drawing sheet format, and applied that format to a sheet in your drawing, and everything is great. Until you decide to double your drawing space by adding a second sheet, and are told that “The sheet format…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Change Multiple Sheet Formats at Once!

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.   SOLIDWORKS 2017 has new functionality that swoops in for the assist. A new “Select Sheets to Modify” button now appears within…

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Edit your SOLIDWORKS Title Block on the fly!

The best practice for populating a SOLIDWORKS title block is to have the fields linked to model custom properties. So when your part or assembly model is dropped into the drawing the title block will be populated automatically. But not everyone wants to work this way, so let’s assume…

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SOLIDWORKS Automatic Drawing Border Tool

The latest release now includes a SOLIDWORKS Automatic Drawing Border Tool for your Sheet Formats.  Previously these were just sketch entities that needed to be manually changed based on the existing defaults. To create a Drawing Border First pick the new Sheet Format tab on the CommandManager, which provides quicker…

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SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats [VIDEO]

SolidWorks drawing template & Sheet Format

Many people get confused when it comes to creating custom Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SOLIDWORKS.  It’s not as straight forward as Part and Assembly templates due to the fact that each sheet can potentially have different sheet sizes and title blocks.  Because of…

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Linking Sheet Format References in Drawing Templates [VIDEO]

As you may know, a Drawing Template stores all of the Document Properties settings that you need.  It also contains a Sheet Format file containing your border and title block information.  For more details about these two file types, you can read through http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2012/01/drawing-templates-sheet-formats/. The Drawing Template actually stores the Sheet Format in any active sheets when the template was saved.  However creating a new sheet in a drawing will look to the Sheet Format reference.  If this reference cannot be found, it must be updated in the Sheet Properties.  Watch the video below to see how to relink the reference.

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