5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 6, 2014 3:52 PM by Reno Simpson

    when a new sheet is inserted its the default instead of the custom

    Daniel Taylor

      I'll start a drawing with a custom template and when a new sheet is inserted, it's the standard sheet. My default templates are set up as custom and when I select the prompt user for template option there is no change. very frustrating

        • Re: when a new sheet is inserted its the default instead of the custom
          Deepak Gupta

          Make sure your custom sheet formats location are set under Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations.

            • Re: when a new sheet is inserted its the default instead of the custom
              Reno Simpson

              I'm having a simular problem.  When i click "add sheet" it opens a default not my template which works only when i open a new drawing? 


              I saved a drwdot, renamed it, edited the sheet format and saved it in the templates folder (C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2014\templates) then followed above "Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations"


              There is no  "custom sheet formats"  so I added the link to these document templates, custom property files, and title block table template.

              None of which works.

               

              Also i noticed that some templates are in c:\programdata and some in c:\program files shouldn't they all be in the same place?

                • Re: when a new sheet is inserted its the default instead of the custom
                  Daniel Taylor

                  just recently wiped my computer and started all over with my file templates. I'm just a dumb welder but with my custom drawing template open I went to document properties/ drawing sheets / and set the path there.

                  • Re: when a new sheet is inserted its the default instead of the custom
                    Glenn Schroeder

                    Here is another discussion with several posts explaining sheet formats and drawing templates: https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/57204.  Reviewing it should help clear up your first couple of questions.

                     

                    I'm not sure what you mean in your third question.  You said "There is no  "custom sheet formats"  so I added the link to these document templates, custom property files, and title block table template.  None of which works."  Right above that you said you edited a sheet format, so doesn't that create a "custom sheet format"?  As far as adding the link to the templates, I assume you mean that you've gone to Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations and set the location where each type of template in the drop-down to where you have them saved.  If you've done that, I don't see any reason why they aren't showing up.

                     

                    For your last question, different file types in the drop-down described above don't need to be in the same folder, as long as you're accurately pointing to each type.  You need to click on each type in the drop-down and make sure the right location is listed in the box below the drop-down.

                      • Re: when a new sheet is inserted its the default instead of the custom
                        Reno Simpson

                        Thank you for the help and link which solved the issue.



                        1. edit sheet


                        2. save sheet as template


                        *3. (from link above) click file, save sheet format


                        4. Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations.  add folder location for templates

                         

                        5. may or may not be necessary,   (from link above) "There is a setting under Options > System Options > Drawings for "Show sheet format dialog on add new sheet"

                         

                         

                        #5 is annoying and not necessary so i unchecked the box again.