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How do you adjust the drawing sheet origin?

Question asked by Scott Kramer on Apr 14, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 14, 2015 by Scott Kramer

I have drawing templates for B, C, D, and E size drawings.

 

In these templates, if you edit the sheet format and click on an endpoint of a line, the x-y location of that point in the pane on the left may be a different x-y location than that shown in the box at the bottom of the window.

 

For my B size template, the numbers are the same.  But for the other templates, the difference in reported location is off by as much as 20 thousandths of an inch.  Enough that it visibly sticks out like a sore thumb.  When I pull up a stock SolidWorks template, the numbers are the same.  That template is also B size.

 

I have determined that the location displayed at the bottom of the window is relative to the image of the paper on the screen.  The origin of the paper is the bottom left corner of the paper.

 

Why is there an offset between the origin of the paper image and the origin of the lines that make up the sheet format?  More importantly, how do you get them to coincide again?  It's as if the sheet format sketch has its own origin and it needs to be made coincident with the paper origin.

 

I've looked through the options and all available menu items and don't see anything that could manipulate the origins.

 

Thanks for your help.

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