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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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