Try moving your section view from the front view to the side view. As it is now you will not get an accurate profile. I cannot say if this will fix your Import Model items issue though. IMHO, I would not import the model items but would just add dimensions as needed.
When I do detail view on drawing, usually other components are selected because of the selection circle. It is a pain to hide one by one each line of those unwanted view component in that detail view. Can you hide unwanted components in one shot? Or is there a better way to do detail view?
I have this frustration VERY frequently. I will have a drawing that will have some dangling dimensions that I try to reattach to locate a circular feature. I drag the dimension over the edge of the circle, wait for the little "center" icon to appear on my cursor, then I let go of the mouse button and it is a complete dice roll whether or not the dimension actually sticks to the center, or jumps to one of the quadrants.
We usually make all drawings on B sized sheets and frequently will put 2-4 parts per sheet when there are small parts. But when we do this, the pre-filled info on the TB only refers to the 1st part put on the sheet. So, we put a 1 line BOM under each part that shows Part No, Desc, Material, and QTY.
Is it possible to print a drawing with certain text been highlighted like in Microsoft Word ? I'm not aware of any way to do that directly from a SolidWorks drawing. You can save it as a pdf and then highlight text if you have the Adobe software.
I cannot seem to get the model and export to drawings to be the same. Inside the export to drawing it removes edges facing in the front and adds in hidden components. I need to export the drawing exactly shown on the left.
Navigating multiple drawing sheets On large assemblies I like to create one drawing file with multiple sheets. If you get more sheets than will fit across the bottom it gets challenging to get to the sheet you want.
Is there a tick box somewhere that I'm missing to turn off hidden lines within Section Views? I know they can be turned off by changing the display style but I'd rather they not be there to begin with. Backstory: We've recently updated to SW2017 SP2.
Change Wall Thickness Dimension Style? So I would like to edit my drafting standard such that when one dimensions a wall thickness of a tube, then it behaves in the same manner as my diameter dimension. In particular I would like the leader to have a horizontal section to display the dimension and text.
I am trying to print my drawings on 2017 but my drawings aren't scaled properly. I go into page setup and select scale to fit and landscape. It won't allow me to select print or preview so I click ok. Go back to page set-up and my preferences i just entered aren't saved.
When I am dimension in a drawing I have a difficult time selecting lines. It seems like I have to be right on top of a line to get it to change color for selection. Sometimes I have to zoom way in on the line in order to get it to change to the orange color. Is there a setting to open up with window some?
I recently worked on an assembly drawing that was fully populated with balloons, but everytime I open it up, a dialogue box opens and reads: "The following sheets contain drawing views which are out of date with their external model (s). Sheet1" after which all balloons vanished. What do I have to do to keep them from vanishing?
Hi, we recently upgraded from 2016 to 2017 sp2 and my friend is having a weird problem. When he drag a part or asm into a drawing, It's creating this 3 views like in the picture and the options on the left doesn't show up. when he does a regular model view he has no problem. Is this problem fixable?
Currently everytime we check something into the vault the revision sequentially increases A001, A002......B001, B002, which is fine. On the drawing I only want the revision to display A,B,C.....and drop the 001.
I have 4 different configured subassemblies being patterned a couple dozen times. What I did was put a note in the model at part level (specific to each config) and showed that annotation on the assembly level. it works perfectly in the model view of the assembly; each patterned object has a corresponding letter right next to it.