Aligning Views

Alignment between views in SOLIDWORKS is automatic and adjustable. For example, standard 3 views are automatically aligned vertically and horizontally, while section, projected, and auxiliary views are aligned in the appropriate direction.

You can drag the views within the correct alignment. You can also break the alignment and drag views anywhere on the drawing sheet. You can rotate views and hide or show views.

Standard 3 views are aligned automatically. The top view is constrained horizontally and the right view is constrained vertically by default.

Section views are aligned automatically in the direction of the cut. Detail views are not aligned.