Hide Table of Contents

Renaming Styles and Drawing Elements

Use the Rename command to change the names associated with Blocks, Layers, LineStyles, RichLineStyles, TextStyles, TableStyles, DimensionStyles, Custom Coordinate Systems, and views.

For certain drawing entities, standard items cannot be renamed or deleted because the drawing for these types must contain at least one basic item, including the:

  • Layer 0
  • LineStyles ByBlock, ByLayer, or Continuous
  • RichLineStyle Standard
  • TextStyle Standard
  • TableStyle Standard
  • PrintStyle Normal

To rename styles and drawing elements:

  1. Click Format > Rename (or type Rename).
  2. In the dialog box, navigate to the item to rename.
  3. The dialog box displays all items defined in the drawing.

  4. Select an item.
  5. For Name, type the new name.
  6. Click Rename.
  7. Click Close.


Command: Rename

Menu: Format > Rename

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Renaming Styles and Drawing Elements
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: 2021 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.