How do I make it so that when I click Add Sheet, that the same sheet format will be used for sheet 2 as was used for sheet 1?
If your sheet format name has been relocated, but the name remains the same, you may encounter an issue where your template keeps pointing to the old file at the old location.
Go to Tools > Options > System Options > Drawings. Un-check "Show sheet format dialog on add new sheet" (about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom). With that un-checked, the same sheet format as the active sheet will be used for new sheets by default.
Actually, that box is already unchecked, and my sheet formats are not the same.
Then the only thing that I can think of is that the sheet format used in your drawing template was changed after the drawing template was saved.
With the drawing file open go to File > Save Sheet Format and save the format. Now when adding a new sheet, pick this format (you can set this format location under Tools > Options > File Locations)
I had tried that, but when I save the format, I got the following error.
Then if I try to change to my format within sheet properties, I get the following error.
I'll keep playing around. Thanks for your help.
Can you send that file over here to check?
Here it is.
I'm getting the same error, so please report this issue to your VAR.
I had the same problem, but I did not recieve any errors.
what I did was to load the template file (.drwdot)
go to sheet props, (my sheet format location was pointing to the wrong location but the correct sheet sizes showed up)
browse to the correct location and select the template, open.
I resaved the template and sheet format.
it now loads the correct extra sheets.
thank you for starting this thread,
and thank you to all the replays that gave me places to check.
That seems to be my problem too. My format location was wrong. However, my error still comes up... I am in contact with Tech Support.
I have my sheets working now. The errors I was getting indicated a corrupt file, but Solidworks Tech was not able to do anything for that file. I made a totally new template, and now my format saves fine. I also have the same sheet format now for each sheet. Thanks to all for your help.
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