Help! I upgraded from 2018 to 2019 and the drawing templates are gone. what happened to them? how do I get them back? Any help would be much appreciated!
Dustin Sacksteder wrote: I only had one drawing template. I was a vertical 8.5 x 11. I now need to make drawing on a larger sheet.
Dustin Sacksteder wrote:
I only had one drawing template. I was a vertical 8.5 x 11. I now need to make drawing on a larger sheet.
I think I finally understand. You're referring to sheet formats; not drawing templates. Please review What's the difference between a sheet format and drawing template?. I believe it will answer most, if not all, of your questions.
Where did you store them before upgrade?
Check your Default Templates and File Location settings.
where ever they come from the factory. I never customized and drawing templates I had a folder with custom template part and assembly files I made. that still works. but I don't have any drawing templates, it used to let me select the size before creating a new drawing.
You mean Sheet Format?
For 2019, they should be here:
If you had saved custom format, you'll need to find them.
They are .slddrt files.
okay, I found that location, added it to file locations, but none of those come up when I go to new. I don't get it. I was able to get my custom part and assemblies to work once I found them and dictated the file location under system options files locations.
Only template files show up in new.
You can change sheet format after you open a drawing template.
I think there is an option to ask for sheet size when create a new drawing.
that right, but I don't get the window to pop up anymore. see attahed image.
I assume you mean custom templates that you created or modified and saved? If yes, you probably had them saved in the SW installation folder.
You can find more detailed instructions and screenshots at Why aren't the changes I made at Tools > Options > Document Properties saved when I start a new Part?. That addresses a little different situation, but most of it applies here.
my custom stuff is fine. I just don't have any factory templates that come with solid works, like where it lets you select the size before opening the new drawing.
Dustin Sacksteder wrote: my custom stuff is fine. I just don't have any factory templates that come with solid works, like where it lets you select the size before opening the new drawing.
Then I'd still suggest opening an existing drawing, delete existing drawing views, and save as drawing template. Save it in the same folder you have your Part and Assembly templates. If you want to select a sheet format when starting a new drawing with that template then delete the sheet format from the drawing. See the second part of What's the difference between a sheet format and drawing template? for more information.
That is standard with Solidworks. Out of the box, there is only 1 drawing template. You need to make the others.
how do I get this screen to come up then?
Then you need to change the sheet format to a larger size. You can do that in the existing drawing template. (Assuming you have a larger sheet format available. If not, let me know which size you need and I can post it here for you.)
I'd strongly recommend you review the link I posted above about sheet formats and drawing templates.
ok I glanced thru the link you said to. that got me what I needed. thanks. Im really green when it comes to drawing/templates/sheets lol thanks again.
check the options for file locations and make sure that your looking in the right place for them.
Things to do before any upgrade would be to save all your settings, and keyboard shortcuts, and then any customized materials and hole wiz information, to another location, that would include templates, for parts assemblies and drawings, and all your tables. All that information should be saved to a special folder on the server, or desk top and then backed up on a storage device.
well I didn't do that. Im new to solidworks and Im a one man show where I work. meaning im the only one who uses solidworks or does any cad.
You should change the Correct Answer to Glenn Schroeder instead of you. He was the one who told you correctly how to fix it an if anyone else looks at this post they won't have to try to figure out what you actually did and where you got the answer. Give Credit where Credit is Due..
sorry boss, idk I did that but it is now corrected. I greatly appreciate everyone's responses. thanks all!
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