Tag Archive: Drawing

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2017: Change Multiple Sheets Format in Clicks

    SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP 1.0 is available to Download!. And if you’ve Professional or Premium version then don’t forget your complimentary seat of Visualize Standard. There has been many enhancements to the new version which have help many users to improve their current workflow and overcome some of the earlier limitations. I’ll be sharing/explaining some of the cool enhancements which I feel would be helpful to majority of SOLIDWORKS users. Change Multiple Sheets Format Changing multiple sheets format can often be…
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How to Show Model Sketch(es) in Drawing Views in SOLIDWORKS

      An old question “Is it possible to show a model sketch in drawing?” which I see comes often at various SOLIDWORKS forums, email discussions, groups, etc. The answer to this question is very simple and it is Yes. Here are quick steps on how to do that. 1 Have the drawing active in which you want to show the model view. 2 Make sure that Sketches are set to show. This can be checked and set from heads-up…
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SOLIDWORKS 2016: Reduce Mouse Travel with “D” Key

    SOLIDWORKS 2016 gives you a new option to move the Confirmation Corner option next to pointer. The existing method of pressing RMB or right click and select OK from the pop up window still works. But in some cases where you need to click the OK or Cancel button from right top corner or feature manager, can now be brought to near to pointer using the shortcut key “D”. This option works with Part, Assembly and Drawings as…
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SOLIDWORKS 2016: Change Drawing Scale on Fly

    SOLIDWORKS 2016 gives you a new option to change the sheet scale on fly. Unlike the old method where a user has to right-click on the Sheet and select properties and then fill in the required scale, now one can simply select the standard scale from the fly button on right bottom side of the drawing. This would save a lot of mouse clicks and time when switching scales in drawings. For any other scale values that are…
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Fixing Diameter Symbol Displaying As MOD-DIAM instead of ø in SOLIDWORKS

Missing Gtol.sym File

      I have seen that lot of people are having issues where symbols have changed to the scripts instead of display as symbols specially the Diameter symbol which instead of showing as ø, show up as <MOD-DIAM>. OR even getting error message for missing Gtol.sym file. Where as this is the correct behavior. So let’s talk about different options to fix it. Save and close all active files in SOLIDWORKS and restart it. This should fix the issue. If you’re seeing the…
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