2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 3, 2013 10:41 AM by Brad Graves

    How to make ANSI my global standand instead of ISO

    Brad Graves

      How do I change my overall drafting standards from ISO to ANSI.  I have tried to do this with templates but they always revert back to ISO and I don't want to have to make this change everytime I do a drawing.

        • Re: How to make ANSI my global standand instead of ISO
          John Burrill

          Modifying your templates is how you change your standard. 

          If they're reverting to iso then you should probably look at your settings in Options because SolidWorks is not using your new templates.  Specifically you want to look at:

          Options: System Options: Default Templates

          and Options: System Options: File Locations and select "Document templates" from the list of search paths

          The final factor may be that when you save your templates, you're saving them as regular SolidWorks files (sldprt, sldasm and slddrw) instead of document templates (prtdot, asmdot, drwdot).  This frequently happens if your game plan is to modify a template by creating a new document, changing it and saving it to the template file location.  What happens, is people forget to change the file type in the Save As dialog box.

          Check out those configuration settings and you should be able to get on top of your situation.

          John