Step Four: SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template
The last step is to configure the drawing template for SOLIDWORKS to add the revision table by default on all drawings as well as configure what columns will be added by default. Open SOLIDWORKS and then check out and open the drawing template that will have the revision table added to it.
The revision table tool can be added by going to
insert > tables > Revision table
After this the menu to the right will open allowing the revision table to be configured. The default attach point is in the top right of the window. This was selected in case drawing sheets are changed. The table will update and move to the top right.
Once the table has been added, it will be loaded with the default columns: Zone, Rev, Description, Date, Approved. The example used here didn’t incorporate the Zone column, so it can be easily removed by right clicking on the Column and choosing
Delete > Column .
Once the template has been updated with the revision table, save the template and check it back into the vault. Now as users create drawings, it will have the header for the Revision table. As the drawing becomes approved, the table will automatically update with information from the transition.