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.
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
SolidWorks special properties
To edit the drawing sheet format:
To move, delete, or add lines or text:
Title Block Tables
Defining Title Blocks
Entering Title Block Data