• Table lines disappears

    We have this issue lately, when we open up a saved drawing, in BOM and rev tables notes all was saved with the lines but when someone opens it, the lines disappears like in the below picture. even tho you can see the ...
    Mehmet Gultepe
    last modified by Mehmet Gultepe
  • How do I move the text on a diameter dimension further away from the elbow?

    I want to move the c-sink text further away from the elbow of the dimension call out.  How do I do that?  I cant seem to find anything. TIA...  
    Todd McKee
    last modified by Todd McKee
  • Shop drawings of multi body parts

    Hi Guys.   If I'm doing workshop drawings of individual items from a multi body part, I invariably use 'select bodies', thus retaining a link to the original part cut list. If it is a large multi body p...
    Martin Sherratt
    last modified by Martin Sherratt
  • Finish Mark Orientation?

    Hi all,   This may be engineering hearsay, but I put this question forward, as I may have done this in the past in Autocad, but why are the finish marks callouts all with the long leg on the right and could...
    Jim Moses
    last modified by Jim Moses
  • Drawing individual items from a multi body part

    Hi Guys.   If I'm doing workshop drawings of individual items from a multi-body part, I invariably use 'select bodies', thus retaining a link to the original part cut list. If it is a large multi-body p...
    Martin Sherratt
    created by Martin Sherratt
  • Why are some lines I converted into PDF too light?

    Refer to my attached PDF file. The title block border lines & the balloon arrows looked like clear, solid lines. But the view of the assembly is too light. I saved the solidworks drawing as a PDF . How do I fix t...
    Ernie Lorenzo
    last modified by Ernie Lorenzo
  • Lines in drawing view that should be hidden

    This is a common problem across many drawings, it can create confusion when giving drawings to customers as its showing lines from internal components that shouldn't be visible. Funny thing is if you zoom in on the dr...
    Ben Richardson
    last modified by Ben Richardson
  • Missing Sheet Format/Size Dialog box

    System: SW 2008 I am trying to create a custom .drwdot template to have a consistency of styles, font, grid spacing, arrows, etc... at the place that I work. After setting up all the document properties the way that...
    Andres Girardot
    last modified by Andres Girardot
  • BAM command error

    Hello Forum, First time posting here. I am fairly new to Draftsight (AutoCad user for years).  I am reusing a lot of blocks from old drawings done in AutoCad LT 2015.  I am wanting to rearrange the order of...
    Jon Spiegl
    last modified by Jon Spiegl
  • Group Function Greyed out and missing from annotation

    Hi all,   Well it worked yesterday and today the icon is present, but missing from flyout toolbars and in the command so I'll play for a thousand what do I have set incorrectly as attempting to group a note with...
    Jim Moses
    last modified by Jim Moses
  • "Lock View Position" Not Staying Locked

    We've just upgraded to 2018 (don't ask) and have found a new 'feature' in Drawings, Drawing Views do not stay locked.  I haven't fully figured out when it does it.  I know if I switch from the drawing to the...
    David Suelflow
    last modified by David Suelflow
  • Phantom Components in a drawing - How to view through them

    This is really a combo discussion/question; since there may be a better way to do this that I'm unaware of  (if anyone else knows of a faster way, please share). In tooling designs, designers frequentl...
    Jason Warnke
    last modified by Jason Warnke
  • Dim Text position above line only

    All my drawing templates are setup to have the horizontal dimension to be placed between the extension lines and not over it, it's a very straight forward button on the dims tab.  But I just got a new PC and inst...
    Tim Taby
    last modified by Tim Taby
  • Autobaloon attachment

    In solidworks 2016 the ballons are attached where 2 objects intersect while in fact it should avoid this. Was this not intentional or intentional? For example below you don't know which part is it.   Does new v...
    Damir Galic
    created by Damir Galic
  • How can I group/attach a dimension and a note together so they move together?

    Is there a way to group/attach a note (S in a diamond) with/to a dimension (2X dia 11±0.05) so they move together? Please see the attached image.   Thank you.
    T. O.
    last modified by T. O.
  • Can the excess 0 be removed?

    Can the extra 0 for .009 be removed? Ultimately I want to have it be .09 without rounding up.    
    Matt Calzone
    last modified by Matt Calzone
  • Messed up drawings

    Hello,   does anybody know why the 2D drawings are messed up like this after installing service pack 2 on solidworks 2019?   The first is a screenshot from an exported PDF files from the same drawing last ...
    Denis Giacometti
    last modified by Denis Giacometti
  • Drawings open in text entry mode, make drawings independent?

    Question 1:Every time I create a new drawing, it opens like this:     Which means I have to manually click out of it before I can start inserting views and drawing dimensions. Is there a way to disable th...
    Salted Fish
    last modified by Salted Fish
  • Import Model Items: Can chamfers be inserted with document chamfer style?

    Whenever I import Model Items, the chamfer features get dimensioned as an angle and offset.  Is there a trick to getting them imported using the chamfer style in the document properties (i.e. "45° X .015".)&...
    Todd Pederzani
    last modified by Todd Pederzani

    I would like to make a SolidWorks "In Process" drawing from a .stl file that is generated in Esprit 2018 after running machine simulation for specific machining operations. The .stl file has roughly 152,000 triangle a...
    Dale 1 Williams
    last modified by Dale 1 Williams