Learn how to create drawings of SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies


  • CLASSROOM LENGTH:   3 days


PREREQUISITES:  Access to SOLIDWORKS 2018 or newer.  We recommend completing the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course.

DESCRIPTION: The SOLIDWORKS Drawings training course teaches designers how to create drawings of parts & assemblies by expanding on drawing topics introduced in the Essentials course.

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Lesson 1: 
Review of the Basics 

  • Review of Essentials 
  • Drawing System Options 
  • Beginning a New Drawing 
  • View Palette and Model Views 
  • Detailing Techniques 
  • Section Views  
  • Detail Views  
  • Moving Drawing Views 
  • Moving Dimensions  
  • Center Marks & Centerlines 
  • Assembly Drawing Review 
  • Adding Sheets 

Lesson 2: 
Understanding Drawing Templates 

  • Structure of a Drawing Document 
  • Drawing Document 
  • Drawing Sheet 
  • Sheet Format 
  • Understanding Drawing Templates 
  • Drawing Template Design Strategy 
  • Designing a Drawing Template  
  • Creating a Sample Model and Drawing  

Lesson 3: 
Customizing the Sheet Format 

  • Customize the Sheet Format 
  • Completing the Title Block Notes 
  • Title Block Fields  

Lesson 4: 
Saving and Testing the Sheet Format File 

  • Understanding Sheet Format Properties 
  • Understanding Sheet Format Behavior 
  • Saving the Sheet Format 
  • Testing the Sheet Format 
  • Testing Sheet Format Properties 

Lesson 5: 
Creating Additional Sheet Formats and Templates

  • Creating Additional Sheet Formats 
  • Drawing Templates with Sheet Formats 
  • Other Drawing Template Items 
  • Property Tab Builder 
  • Properties.txt File 

Lesson 6: 
Advanced Options for Drawing Views 

  • Advanced Drawing Views 
  • Showing Hidden Edges 
  • Broken-out Section View 
  • Auxiliary View 
  • Rotating Views  
  • Crop View 
  • Understanding View Focus 
  • Advanced Views for Assemblies 
  • Section Scope 
  • Alternate Position View 
  • Using Configurations 
  • Custom View Orientations 
  • New View  
  • Relative View 
  • 3D Drawing Views 

Lesson 7: 
Understanding Annotation Views 

  • Understanding Annotation Views 
  • Annotations Folder 
  • Annotations View Visibility 
  • Editing Annotation Views 

Lesson 8: 
Advanced Detailing Tools 

  • Detailing Tools  
  • Annotation Views vs. Model Items 
  • Parametric Notes 
  • Dimension Types 
  • Arranging Dimensions 
  • Location Labels 

Lesson 9: 
Using Layers, Styles and the Design Library 

  • Using Layers 
  • Dimension Styles  
  • Annotations in the Design Library 
  • Flag Note Bank 

Lesson 10: 
Advanced Options for BOM Tables  

  • Tables in SOLIDWORKS 
  • Bill of Materials Properties 
  • Displaying the BOM Assembly Structure 
  • Modifying a Table 
  • Saving a Table Template 
  • Properties in BOM Tables 
  • BOM Component Options 
  • Balloon Indicator  

Lesson 11: 
Additional SOLIDWORKS Tables 

  • Additional SOLIDWORKS Tables 
  • Inserting a Hole Table 
  • Splitting a Table 
  • Using a Revision Table 
  • Leader Annotation Options 
  • Design Tables in Drawings 

Lesson 12: 
Additional Drawing Tools 

  • Reusing Drawings 
  • DrawCompare 
  • SOLIDWORKS Design Checker 
  • SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler 

Lesson 13: 
Managing Performance  

  • Managing Performance 
  • Performance Evaluation 
  • Detailing Practices 
  • System Options & Document Properties 
  • Open Options 
  • Detached Drawings 
  • Hardware and Performance 
  • Additional Considerations 
  • Quick Reference Guide 





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