User Interface
SolidWorks Fundamentals
Moving from 2D to 3D
SolidWorks Costing
Design Checker
Design Studies in SolidWorks
Drawings and Detailing
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
Creating Drawings of Future Version Parts and Assemblies
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
Import and Export
Large Scale Design
Model Display
Mold Design
Motion Studies
Parts and Features
Sheet Metal
Sustainability Products
SolidWorks Utilities
Workgroup PDM
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Sheet Format/Size

Drawing sheets are the "paper" sheets where you place drawing views, dimensions, and annotations.

You select a sheet format when you open a new drawing, if you set your options to do so. The standard sheet formats include links to system properties and custom properties.

You can change sheet formats at any time.

To select a sheet format:

  1. Click New (Standard toolbar).

  2. Select Drawing , then click OK.

  3. Select from the following, then click OK.

The sheet width, height, and format are displayed.

Sheet Size

Select one:

  • Standard sheet size. Select a standard sheet size, or click Browse and locate a custom sheet format file . Select Only show standard formats to display sheet formats for the current drafting standard only. Otherwise, all formats from all standards are listed.

  • Custom sheet size. Specify a Width and Height.

Sheet Format

Select Display sheet format (available for standard sheet sizes).

If you click Cancel, no sheet format is used.

To select a different sheet format in an existing drawing document, right-click in the graphics area and select Properties.

Related Topics

Defining Title Blocks

Entering Title Block Data

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