1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 25, 2012 9:16 PM by Anna Wood

    Templates: BOM & Weldment Cut-list tables

    Christopher Thompson

      I am in the process of setting up new drawings templates, and well as the BOM & Weldment Cut-list tables. So far, I am having some success controlling the BOM table (Tools --> Options --> Document properties -->Tables --> Use template settings) in the Drawing template, but these settings do not seem to affect the Weldment Cut list table. Where are the settings in the Drawing Template to control the Weldment Cut list table, or other tables besides the BOM table?


      I also need to control the text size (height), font, for notes, x-secs, & detail views. What tutorials or tools do you recommend for this process? Once I have the drawing template set-up correctly, is there a tool to update other drawings (containing the old settings) with the new settings? Does this link http://gupta9665.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/how-to-change-sw-file-system-options/ to a macro work for SolidWorks 2012? For example, using the property tab builder, I can replace the custom properties in previous part / assembly files with the updated custom properties easily. I would like to do this for the drawing templates as well, and I am not referring to the drawing formats (title block) as that is separate from the drawing template.


      Any suggestions, best practices would be helpful. I am working with a company that has not set-up SolidWorks and wants the Drawings to match their AutoCAD drawings:


      • standard note: RomanS font, .125" x drawing scale, Detail & X-sec note .1875" x drawing scale with scale note: .125" x drawing scale.


      Of course, they want the Balloons & Symbols to match the previous AutoCAD standards as well.

        • Re: Templates: BOM & Weldment Cut-list tables
          Anna Wood

          I usually get one template file for each of the sldprt, sldasm and slddrw's completely setup the way I want.  Spending a bunch of time getting them as perfect as I can.


          You will want to spent a lot of time in the Document Properties for your start templates.  2012 has a lot more granularity on Document Settings then past versions of SolidWorks.


          Then I copy the template files and morph them for size for each of the rest of the templates.


          Your company may not get 100% of what they want.  But you should be able to get quite a bit of it to match their AutoCAD templates.