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The SOLIDWORKS Drawings course focuses in-depth on creating and managing complex drawings of SOLIDWORKS models (parts and assemblies) using the ANSI or ISO standards.

You will learn how to quickly create and detail any type of drawing views, insert parametric Bill of Materials, Cut Lists or other parametric data tables, customize drawing sheets, and creating smart title blocks. A special lesson is dedicated to quick and easy management of large assembly drawings.



This SOLIDWORKS training course teaches you how to make drawings of SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies.


  • Drawing Sheets and Views
  • Dimensions
  • Annotations
  • Assembly Drawing Views
  • Sheet Formats and Templates
  • Bill of Materials
  • Performance and Display Issues
  • Drawing References and Comparison

SOLIDWORKS Drawings Lessons :

Lesson 1: Review of the Basics

  • Review of Essentials
  • Drawing System Options
  • Beginning a New Drawing
  • View Palette and Model Views
  • Detailing Techniques
    • Importing Design Annotations
    • Using Model Items
    • Dimensions in Drawings
  • Section Views
  • Detail Views
  • Moving Drawing Views
    • View Alignment
  • Moving Dimensions
  • Center Marks & Centerlines
  • Assembly Drawing Review
    • Bill of Materials Tables
    • Adding Balloons
  • Adding Sheets

Lesson 2: Understanding Drawing Templates

  • Structure of a Drawing Document
  • Drawing Document
  • Drawing Sheet
    • Sheet Properties
  • Sheet Format
    • Edit Sheet Format
  • Understanding Drawing Templates
    • Why are Drawings Structured this Way?
    • Sheet Format Features
    • Notes Linked to Properties
    • Annotation Link Errors
  • Drawing Template Design Strategy
  • Designing a Drawing Template
    • Understanding Document Properties
    • Display Settings in Templates
    • Sheet Properties in Templates
    • Custom Properties in Templates
    • Save as Template
    • Defining Template Locations
    • Model Templates
    • Creating a Sample Model and Drawing

Lesson 3: Customizing the Sheet Format

  • Customize the Sheet Format
    • Completing the Title Block Sketch
    • Completing the Title Block Notes
    • Tips for Locating Notes
    • Adding a Company Logo
    • Defining the Border
    • Setting Anchors
    • Exit Edit Sheet Format Mode
    • Title Block Fields

Lesson 4: Saving and Testing the Sheet Format File

  • Understanding Sheet Format Properties
  • Understanding Sheet Format Behavior
  • Saving the Sheet Format
  • Reload Sheet Format
  • Defining Sheet Format Locations
  • Testing the Sheet Format
  • Testing Sheet Format Properties
  • Testing Default Values

Lesson 5: Additional Sheet Formats and Templates

  • Creating Additional Sheet Formats
  • Drawing Templates with Sheet Formats
  • Other Drawing Template Items
  • Property Tab Builder
    • The Property Tab Builder UI
    • Defining Property Tab Template Locations
    • Additional Property Tab Options
  • Properties.txt File

Lesson 6: Advanced Options for Drawing Views

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

Lesson 7: Understanding Annotation Views

  • Understanding Annotation Views
    • Understanding Annotation Behavior
    • What are Annotation Views?
    • Annotations Folder
    • Default Annotation Views
    • Annotations View Visibility
    • Insert Annotation View
    • Editing Annotation Views
    • Annotation Update

Lesson 8: Advanced Detailing Tools

  • Detailing Tools
  • Annotation Views vs Model Items
    • Using Annotation Views in Existing Drawing Views
    • Combining Annotation Views and Model Items
  • Parametric Notes
  • Dimension Types
    • Chamfer Dimension
    • Ordinate Dimensions
    • Ordinate Dimension Options
    • Baseline Dimensions
    • Baseline Dimension Alignment
    • Autodimension
  • Arranging Dimensions
    • Using Dimension Handles
    • Aligning Linear Diameter Dimensions
  • Dimension Styles
    • Styles in the Property Manager
    • Styles in the Dimension Palette
    • Annotations in the Design Library
  • Location Labels

Lesson 9: 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 Quantity
    • BOM Part Numbers
    • Child Component Display
  • BOM Component Options
  • Balloon Indicator

Lesson 10: Additional SOLIDWORKS Tables

  • Additional SOLIDWORKS Tables
  • Inserting a Hole Table
    • Adjusting Hole Table Settings
  • Splitting a Table
  • Using a Revision Table
    • Adding a Revision
  • Leader Annotation Options
  • Design Tables in Drawings
LanguageEnglish – French – Arabic
PrerequisitesSOLIDWORKS Essentials or Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA)
Duration3 Days
LocationOn site – Online – Customer site
Software VersionTraining is based primarily on SolidWorks 2021. It is relevant to users of SolidWorks 2016 and later.
Level of trainingBeginner