SOLIDWORKS Templates

Create a Template with SOLIDWORKS Predefined Views

predefined views box

When working with SOLIDWORKS drawings, it’s possible to add predefined views to your drawing. This view type is most useful when creating drawing templates. It provides the ability to have your drawing automatically populated with predefined drawing views. As an example, if you find yourself continually…

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Customizing your Hole Callouts in SOLIDWORKS Drawings – Part 2

This article is a continuation of my previous article on creating a SOLIDWORKS hole callout template. In this article we will be customizing the template. Let’s look at where the hole callout data resides in the text file: In SOLIDWORKS, the exact hole callout text…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2021 Templates

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Templates

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2021 has some template improvements. Before these improvements were made, when making an Inspection report you would click the “Add” button for a template, same when exporting to an Excel sheet you would “Add” template and then choose where to save.  This year,…

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How to Change Units in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Change Units

SOLIDWORKS Change Units is a common term that is searched for on our blog, so here is a quick tech tip on three different methods of changing your units in a SOLIDWORKS Part Document: Using the Unit Quick Select If you currently have a Part…

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Material Favourites for easy access in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Material List

Adding materials to all of your SOLIDWORKS parts is important.  Not only is this useful for reference in Bill of Materials or Title Blocks, but you must have the proper density values applied to the model for accurate mass properties. Learn how using a SOLIDWORKS…

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How to link Balloons to Custom Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template

Recently a customer wanted to know if it was possible, in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template, to link Custom Properties to balloons, without the need to edit each balloon? After providing a solution to this customer I thought that other users may find this useful. Link…

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How to create a new SOLIDWORKS PCB template

SOLIDWORKS PCB template

If your company uses standard PCB sizes and configurations repeatedly for their designs and projects, it may be very beneficial to create templates for those projects to eliminate unnecessary repetitive work, save time, and maintain consistency in the structure of all projects. To create a…

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Step-by-step Guide for creating a SOLIDWORKS Part Template

Making a SOLIDWORKS Part Template is a quick and easy way to model in the desired unit of measure, have the appropriate visual qualities and have other specific settings turned on or off. Below is a step by step process of how to create a…

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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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