How does one set up a text box on a drawing sheet that can be populated without going to sheet format? Yes I have read a few posts on similar topics and yes I could set up a text box in the drawing custom properties and to link the field in the title block and fill it out in the custom properties task pain but as I understand the drawing custom properties links only to all the sheets in a drawing file and not to the individual sheet in view. The reason I want to do this is I have a main assembly
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Tiled printing Tiled printing
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create layers that are more specific and other than what is listed in the drop down of the layers mapping window? Let me see....I think that it is ctrl click and then you can select the balloons and then change them in the property manager. The layer thing should be about the same....I have never needed to use layers on my drawings....but they are there to use as you see fit.
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Jive Software Version: 2018.10.0.1_jx, revision: 20181102150941.22e8dc7.release_2018.10.0-jx
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Jive Software Version: 2018.10.0.1_jx, revision: 20181102150941.22e8dc7.release_2018.10.0-jx
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Broken-out section views are necessary many times when you don't want to create whole new section views just for one feature. They seem to be fairly popular on drawings. So, my question is, what would you like to be able to do with Broken-out sections that you current cannot? For example, were can't you add them, but want to?
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I am wondering why every time a update my sheet format, it makes another file to choose from at the bottom (highlighted) I created these by copying the drawing template file (.drwdot) and pasting in folder where the sheet formats are. I change file extension to .slddrt
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We have many drawings that were created in BravoDraft. It's an old 2d cad software. At one point many of these were made into DXF files and that was inserted into a SW drawing sheet. For the thousands of drawings we have that don't need revising this works just fine.
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Rubén Rodolfo BalderramaDec 12, 2018 7:06 AM(in response to Jaswinder Chopra) Jaswinder Chopra- This is what I copied and pasted a lot of times... "Trying to save my file to prevent loss of work in case a crash happens.... WTF!
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I have a BOM in an assembly and another in the related drawing. If I change the sorting on the drawing BOM, the assembly BOM doesn't record the new sorting and is left with mismatched Item No.'s (bubble numbers). Is there a way to drive these to match automatically, a way to link them??
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Is this box checked when you insert the view? If yes, try de-selecting it before placing the view. I don't use model dimensions either, so I'm not sure that will work, but it's worth a shot.
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I guess SW uses decimal notation to display degree to simplify things. Instead of saying 38° 53′ 23″ we can just say 38.8897deg. 0.99deg(in decimal ) = (99/100)x60' = 59'24''
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I am either having a senior moment or getting my CAD softwares crossed....but I had thought there was a way in SW to adjust (reduce) the size of the boundary box that makes up the drawing view size in a drawing? Basically what I am trying to do is reduce the size of the boundary box of a drawing view. For some reason when I create views of certain assemblies, either collapsed or exploded (doesn't seem to matter) the boundary box size is huge in comparison to the actual items being shown in the
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I am not able to select existing geometry in Draftsight until I first draw an arbitrary line in the model and then erase it. This seems to trigger the selection process. Is there any way to fix this?
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Center text under geometric tolerance When I put text under the geometric tolerance in the property manager, it defaults to right alignment and I can't get the text to center under the geometric tolerance. I can make the text a separate note, but then I have to drag the two separately to reposition (and I can't seem to combine the two into a block).
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Re: Resequencing a Hole Table For example, I've got two linear rails side by side. There's many holes along the rail.
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I am trying to optimize the BOM to streamline the info that I need. There are parts that I don't need to make a BOM for so I want to exclude them. I right click on the part and select Component Properties from the menu. On that menu I then select the check box for exclude from Bill Of Materials and hit ok.
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Using freshly installed Solidworks 2019 on Win 7. The drawing I'm working on was created in Solidworks 2016. I added a column to the BOM, which is set to custom property, and the property name field is left blank (standard when adding columns to BOM).
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Re: Delete or Purge Flag Notes Jive Software Version: 2018.10.0.1_jx, revision: 20181102150941.22e8dc7.release_2018.10.0-jx
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ERROR MESSAGE I have gotten into the habit of running spell check, and when I do, every time I get a hit on a word I get this error message. It took me while to determine that it was coming from spell check because the error message would pop up behind a window that I had open and I wouldn't see it for maybe hours later when I stumbled upon it.
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This sequence of events was repeated several times until he finally gave up in disgust and said I (the checker) would just have to live without the break! When I have odd things happen, such as options disappearing from PropertyManagers, it's almost always a sign that it's time to re-boot (and not just shut SW down and reopen it, but a full computer re-start). Has your colleague tried that?
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New user coming from the Autodesk (Dark) side and I'm setting up a connection to a new ERP implementation via solidworks BOM export to xls. Can anyone tell me if it's possible to export a drawing BOM with hidden column data included? For example, I have a MFG PART No. column set up in the drawing BOM that is useless on the drawing but extremely handy in the ERP, I'd like to make that column invisible on the drawing but have the data included when exported.
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Is there a way to have the yes/no selector in the property tab builder default to caps instead of lower case. I'm currently populating my BOM with the lower case version and then manually changing it to caps. That's pretty much what I'm doing now.
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