Detailing Mode

Detailing mode is available for all drawings (except detached drawings), regardless of the SOLIDWORKS version in which you saved the drawing or whether you saved the drawing in Detailing mode.

In Detailing mode, you can:
  • Use limited Detailing mode if you saved drawings in previous versions of SOLIDWORKS or in SOLIDWORKS® 2022 without model data. If you open a drawing in limited Detailing mode, the window title displays file name - sheet name [Detailing - Limited]. (Limited Detailing mode is an automatic mode - you cannot specifically select it.)
  • Create hole tables.
  • Drag standard views (such as front, top, back) from the View Palette to the drawing.
In Tools > Options > Document Properties > Performance, there are two new options:
  • Save model data. Saves all drawings with model data to use in Detailing mode.
  • Include standard views in View Palette. Lets you create standard views when you add drawing views from the View Palette.
You cannot change these options while in Detailing mode, and they only apply when you save resolved drawings.

In Tools > Options > System Options > Drawings > Performance, the option, Include Detailing Mode Data when saving, has been removed.

Detailing mode has replaced Quick view mode. Quick view mode has been removed from SOLIDWORKS 2022.