I am also adding line thickness to it.
I am saving the Sheet format
After exiting sheet format the line appears grayed out and not as pronounced as the title block or border lines.
Is there anyway to fix this.
By default the lines will be gray.
You can select the rectangle and use the "Line color" (on the Line format toolbar) command to set it black for instance.
Hi Eddy. Your recommendation worked. You also have to uncheck the Default box if it's checked otherwise it reverts back to grey.
After me posting the question and before you answered, I went and created two layers with two line thicknesses and applied them to the the lines created in Sheet Format. This worked as well but I like it the way you suggested because it is more straight forward. You also need to save both the Sheet Format and the Template format in order for all this to work next time when opening or adding multiple sheets to your drawing.
I recommend to use Layers. There may come the time, when you have to export your drawing to DWG/DXF. At this time this will be much more helpfull for everybody. Trust me. Get familiar with Layers inSWX - this will deliver a huge benefit, even for yourself. Don‘t save just a few clicks now...
You might call it straightforward - I call it lazy...
Heiko Sohnholz wrote: Hi,I recommend to use Layers. There may come the time, when you have to export your drawing to DWG/DXF. At this time this will be much more helpfull for everybody. Trust me. Get familiar with Layers inSWX - this will deliver a huge benefit, even for yourself. Don‘t save just a few clicks now... You might call it straightforward - I call it lazy...
Heiko Sohnholz wrote:
I have to agree, especially in this case where the user wants to control line color and thickness, not just color.
You call others lazy and in the end you have to click less. Look who is really lazy
Seriously, I haven't exported to DWG/DXF manually for a really long time. I can't remember how long. I don't use Autocad or Draftsight anymore. People I work with prefer eDrawings or pdf for drawings and when exporting sheetmetal I do it from the 3D model by traversing an assembly with code. I admit i'm lazy and I consider it a good thing when automating
When layers were introduced in Solidworks 2006 (or was it 2007), a colleague was ranting about it: "Who uses layers... Solidworks does all that automatically...They should have programmed more interesting things...
It's interesting to see more than a decade later Solidworks experts recommend the same as we recommended in the Autocad days.
But I'm curious to see what your layer structure is that you use for your sheetformats. Never too old to learn other approaches from the best...
just 2 month ago I made a video with my tipps and tricks for Layer in SWX:
(4) SOLIDWORKS Tipps zu Layern - YouTube
Don't know, if this is really helpfull for you, because I speak German (maybe you turn the sound off). In this video my favorite settings and usage is shown. For daily usage in SWX, the Layer for my sheet format, and when it comes to export in DWG/DXF. Something wich is very often discussed here in this forum... (and in the German forum CAD.de as well).
Yes I know: Layer are not essential in SWX, but I get used to them, while working 15 years with AutoCAD. Layer in SWX were a big help / the solution in many customer projects I was involved. And because SWX has learned to assign entities automatically to a Layer structure, it's usable without further effort...
Try it out!
Nice example of "Deutsche gründlichkeit"
You made me feel 20 years younger when I saw your Autocad Mechanical layerstructure.
I like you approach for translating titleblocks
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