Document Properties - Drafting Standard

You can specify the document-level overall detailing drafting standard, and rename, copy, delete, export, or load saved custom drafting standards. Available for all document types.

To open this page:

With a drawing open, click Options (Standard toolbar), select the Document Properties tab, and then select Drafting Standard.

Overall drafting standard
Select an overall standard:
  • ANSI
  • ISO
  • DIN
  • JIS
  • BSI
  • GOST
  • GB
In addition to these standards, you can select any custom drafting standards you create.
Each time you select an overall standard, the base standard for each detail updates to reflect this selection.
Rename Renames a custom drafting standard. When you rename a standard, the old name is deleted.
Copy Copies the custom drafting standard to a standard of a new name without deleting the standard.
Delete Deletes a copied or renamed standard.
Load From External File Loads a custom standard from a file.
Save to External File Exports a custom standard to a file. (Only available if you modified the drafting standard.)
The following settings are copied as part of the drafting standard:
  • Annotations
  • Dimensions
  • Centerlines and center marks
  • DimXpert
  • Tables
  • Views
  • Virtual snaps
SOLIDWORKS® saves the remaining document properties as part of the drawing template and does not include those properties with the drafting standard.


All uppercase for notes Sets the default case as all uppercase for all new notes and balloons in a document.
All uppercase for tables Sets the default as all uppercase for all new tables in a document.
All uppercase for dimensions and hole callouts Sets the default as all uppercase for all new dimensions and hole callouts in a document.
Exclusion list Lists strings that you specify to exclude from automatic capitalization.

To exclude strings such as units of measurement from capitalization, enter them in the box, separated by semicolons.