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2018 tutorials "Document Dialog box"

Question asked by Mike Burkinshaw on Apr 8, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 29, 2018 by Kyle Mitchell

greetings, 18 year veteran in fabrication and welding of aluminum and stainless steel here, purchased solidworks for my business to make things easier for the guys in the shop I have just started the included tutorials (I have a bunch of live/online course booked for the end of the month) I am just trying to get a jump on things.


I worked through the first part of the "pressure plate", now I am on the making drawings portion and am having some navigation issues


please see below I am stuck on step #5 as I cannot find the "dialog box" or corresponding templates tab etc.


thanks in advance, I am sure I will have a lot of questions


  1. Click Options on the Standard toolbar.
  2. On the System Options tab, select Drawings > Display Style.
  3. Under Tangent edges, select Removed to hide transition edges between rounded or filleted faces, then click OK.
  4. Click File > Make Drawing from Part .
  5. In the New SOLIDWORKS Document dialog box, click the Templates tab, select Drawing, and click OK.
  6. In the Sheet Format/Size dialog box, verify that A (ANSI) Landscape is selected and click OK.

    SOLIDWORKS creates a drawing using the A (ANSI) Landscape sheet format.

    Make sure Only show standard formats is not selected in the dialog box in order to see all format options.


  7. Click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Detailing. Under Auto insert on view creation, clear Center marks-holes -part and click OK.

    You manually add center marks later on.

  8. On the View Palette tab of the Task Pane:
    1. Clear Auto-start projected view.
    2. Drag the Top view into the drawing area.
  9. In the PropertyManager:
    1. Under Display Style, click Hidden Lines Removed .
    2. Click PM_OK.gif.