This article will walk you through the steps of turning a part or assembly into drawings. To create a drawing view of a virtual component, right mouse button on the component in the assembly FeatureManager® and choose “Save Part (In External file)” after completing the save operation , add a drawing view of this part or create a new drawing with this part. How to Create and Save a Part Template Click Finish. Select desired size and orientation from the drop down menu and click OK. 4. Open the drawing (.dwg or.dxf file) in SOLIDWORKS. Dimension the entities with the Smart Dimension tool on the Dimensions/Relations toolbar. In the DXF/DWG Import dialog box, select Import to a new part and click Next. Drawing Templates. Because it is the base of your drawings, the importance of the drawing template cannot be overstated. Select New SolidWorks Document. Basically, the challenge is making sure each part from that sub-assembly is in the drawing without needing to jump back the assembly and manually track each part I make a drawing of There is the drawing, which is often the final product of your design, and there is the drawing template, which is the base of all your drawings. Drawing view by design require a file to reference. A SOLIDWORKS part document is an .sldprt file and a part template is a .prtdot file. In order to show sub-weldment components, the sub-weldment components need to be inserted into a new part. Viktor It does need dimensions but if it could just generate each drawing with a single view that would be extremely helpful, then I could add dims from there. You will then be prompted to choose your sheet size and orientation. 1. Insert into New Part. To do this, select “Insert > Annotations > Stacked Balloon.” You can choose to insert a balloon for the fastener, and then add a blank stacked balloon by clicking anywhere in the empty area of the drawing. On the Drawing Layer Mapping tab, edit the sheet name and click Next. Open a New drawing document. You can switch between sheets by selecting a named tab at the bottom of the SolidWorks window. Either right-click on the sub-weldment folder and select “Insert into New Part”, or activate Filter Solid Bodies and select the components in the graphics area and right-click on free space on graphics area. SOLIDWORKS allows to you to link properties into the drawing border so all of these fields will automatically populate. Let’s take a look at how to create, save and re-use a part template. You can also add and delete sheets using the shortcut menu. Hope this can help. Please try "Add Quantity Property" task from #TASK library. ; Add annotations (Notes, Geometric Tolerance Symbols, Balloons, and so on) with tools on the Annotation toolbar. How to add material value through Property Tab builder to your Custom Properties. Choose a template. Call us on 01223 200690. http://www.innova-systems.co.uk Draw lines, rectangles, circles, and other entities with the tools on the Sketch toolbar. It will count the number of components in particular assembly and add a property to each part. You will still need to modify your drawing sheet template. Regards. A SOLIDWORKS drawing can be broken into two major components. On the Document Settings tab, select Import this sheet and to a 2D sketch. In this example, we will look at adding a property of ‘Weight’ from the part shown in the drawing. In this case, adding these would make sense since the threadlocker will need to be applied to the fastener. You may also notice in Figure 3 that the file type is different from a standard document. Click Drawing and click OK. 3. Similarly, Assembly and Drawing templates use special extensions. Innova Systems is an authorised Value Added Reseller for SolidWorks 3D design software. 2. The sheets can contain drawing views of any parts or assemblies. Making a Drawing from Part/Assembly. For existing drawings you can quickly replace all sheet templates with another task in the library.