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Opening Multi-sheet Drawings in Quick View

You can open multi-sheet drawings quickly by viewing most sheets in Quick view, which is a read-only mode that provides a simplified drawing representation.

To open selected sheets of a multi-sheet drawing in Quick view:
  1. Click File > Open.
  2. Browse your computer to locate a multi-sheet drawing, and click to select it.
    The options for multiple sheet drawings appear.
    If you double-click the drawing file, the file opens before you can set the options.
  3. For Select sheets to load, select:
    • Selected:
      1. Select the sheet to be active when loaded.
      2. Press Ctrl + select one or more other sheets to fully load.
    • None. Select the sheet to be active when opened in Quick view.
    An asterisk appears next to the active sheet.
  4. Click Open.
You must convert multi-sheet drawings from versions prior to SolidWorks 2009 to the latest version before you can open sheets in Quick view.
To fully load a drawing sheet that is opened in Quick view, right-click the Sheet tab and select Load Sheet.

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