Is there a way to create a drawing that will automaticlly insert 3 views?
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for. Just in case:
> Make drawing from part
> Standard 3 View
Where do you tell it standard 3 views?
Standard 3 views is a command in the Views Layout toolbar. You can also find any command view the Command search field in the upper right of your SW window.
Also, an even more powerful tool is Pre-defined views. These are a bit more advanced, so you may wish to look these up in the Help.
It's like this Wayne.
Does anyone have a macro that starts a drawing with 3 standards views?
I'm pretty sure all you would have to do is modify your drawing template by adding the 3 views via the View Layout Tab as specified by Matthew Lorono above and save it. Then when you create a drawing from a part it should populate the views automatically.
Chris is correct: You add PreDefined Views (Menu / Insert / Drawing View / Predefined) to your drawing template so they already exist when a new drawing is created. When you "Make Drawing from Part/Assembly" the predefined views are automatically populated with your model.
Alternatively, if you open a new drawing (base on your saved template) without reference to a part/assembly, an "Insert Model" section is included in the view property manager.
My general workflow is:
The second bullet item is automatic. Recreating this work from scratch each and every time is incredibly inefficient not to mention tedious.
I have a template like this for each drawing size and each size orientation. I also have drawing templates without predefined views for the occasion you need a blank sheet. And I have a drawing template with a single 1:1 predefined view, no border, minimalist title block, and a 1" x 1" reference square for creating blank profile drawings for water jet / laser / etc. This can be easily exported to DWG / DXF to supply to our vendor.
All this is straight forward to set up and you will be thanking yourself for a very long time!
I'm right on the same page as you Daen!! The only thing I don't like is that SolidWorks tends to populate the view at too small of a scale and I have to change them. Not that big of a deal bu I figured I would share.
I agree with your comment regarding the scale.
I am still using SW2013 SP3 and I also get automated model item dimension imports that are a mess. Hopefully the algorithm for that has improved with subsequent released of the software.
Regardless, I can't stress enough for the others that this is the type of simple functionality that makes this software a joy. Many times it is not the big new feature, but taking the time to set up several of these small defaults that make huge differences in efficiency.
Check if this helps: Fast Draw
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