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.
    If you double-click the drawing file, the file opens before you can set the options.
  3. For Select sheets to load, select
    Option Description
    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.

Loading Quick View Sheets

You can load sheets for multi-sheet drawings that are opened with Quick view.

To load a sheet that is opened with Quick view:

  1. Right-click the Sheet tab.
  2. Select Load Sheet.