Document Templates

Templates are part, drawing, and assembly documents that include user-defined parameters and are the basis for new documents.

You can maintain many different document templates. For example, you can create:

  • A document template using millimeters and another template using inches
  • A document template using ANSI and another template using ISO dimensioning standard
  • A template for detached drawings

You can organize and access your document templates by placing them on different tabs in the Advanced display of the New SOLIDWORKS Document dialog box.

Templates can include settings for such Document Properties as:

  • grid spacing
  • extension line and break line gap
  • balloon bent leader length
  • text scale and text display size
  • material density