Salted Fish

Drawings open in text entry mode, make drawings independent?

Discussion created by Salted Fish on Jul 8, 2020
Latest reply on Jul 8, 2020 by Salted Fish

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 this?

 

Question 2: Is there a way to make the drawing a "snapshot?" I'll often make a drawing of a model, save it, then have to alter the assembly, which then ruins the drawing because Solidworks ties them together. Or, sometimes I'll create a drawing, and because the network here at work is crap, I'll copy the drawing away from the folder it's in and try to print it locally, but because the drawing is tied to the assembly folder it was in, the drawing is blank.

 

Essentially, I want to make drawings static regardless of what the parts do. If I need to redraw the drawing because of alterations to the part, I'll do that. I need Solidworks to be less "clever."

Outcomes