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SolidWorks Fundamentals
Moving from 2D to 3D
Design Checker
Design Studies in SolidWorks
Detailing and Drawings
Detailing Overview
Bill of Materials (BOM)
Table Columns and Rows
Adding Symbol Text to BOM or Table Cells
Expanding Tables
Equations in Tables
Drafting Standards
Print Settings
Drawings Overview
Getting Started in Drawings
Setting Options for Drawing Documents
Creating a Drawing
Sheet Format/Size
The Drawing Window
Sheet Formats, Sheets, and Views
Customizing Sheet Formats
Saving Sheet Formats
Sheet Properties
Copying Sheets
Multiple Drawing Sheets
Renaming Sheets
Linking Notes to Document Properties
Views of Parts and Assemblies
View Boundaries
Scales in Drawings
Inserting Images in Drawings
2D Sketching in Drawings
Types of Drawing Documents
Standard Drawing Views
Derived Drawing Views
Drawing View Alignment and Display
Drawing Tools
Drawing Outputs
Title Block Management
Print Options
Dimensions in Drawings
Mold Design
Motion Studies
Parts and Features
PhotoView 360
Sheet Metal
Sustainability Products
SolidWorks Utilities
Workgroup PDM
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Customizing Sheet Formats

You can customize drawing sheet formats to match your company’s standard format. The sheet formats provided with the SolidWorks software do not conform to any standard. Drawing templates contain notes that link to properties. These properties extract information from the part, assembly, or drawing. System properties are automatically available when you insert a note. You enter custom properties on the Summary Information - Custom tab for drawing, part, or assembly documents as appropriate.

If you create custom sheet formats, avoid overwriting the standard sheet formats that are included with the software. When you install a SolidWorks service pack, the standard formats are overwritten including your customized formats. Store custom sheet formats in a separate directory instead.

System properties linked to fields in the system sheet formats

Custom properties of drawing documents linked to fields in the system sheet formats

Custom properties of parts or assemblies linked to fields in the system sheet formats

Properties that are populated by the properties.txt file in install_dir/lang/english

SolidWorks special properties

To edit the drawing sheet format:

To move, delete, or add lines or text:

Table Anchor Points

OLE Objects

Related Topics

Title Block Tables

Defining Title Blocks

Entering Title Block Data

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