Drawing Views

Drawing views are containers. Generally the contents are views of models. When you sketch in a drawing, or insert annotations or blocks, the entities belong to the active drawing view or drawing sheet.

In SOLIDWORKS you create drawing views as follows:
  • Standard views, such as standard 3 views, various named model views (such as isometric), and relative views created automatically from the model. Example: Standard Drawing Views
  • Derived views (projected, auxiliary, section, detail, break, broken-out section, alternate position views) created in one or two steps from another view (such as drawing a profile for a detail view). Example: Derived Drawing Views
  • Empty views (for sketch entities, notes, and so on) inserted with the menu item Insert > Drawing View > Empty.

Any changes in the model are automatically reflected in the drawing views.