SOLIDWORKS Drawings - Setting Up Properties and Templates

If you have wondered about setting up SOLIDWORKS part, assembly, or drawing templates so you can standardize how they look and behave, then this course is for you. Custom properties and option settings will be instrumental in accomplishing this task.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 29, 2016
Duration
1h 14m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 29, 2016
Duration
1h 14m
Description

There are so many tools inside SOLIDWORKS to automate operations and standardize procedures. The problem is that some people don't utilize them very much. In this course, SOLIDWORKS Drawings - Setting Up Properties and Templates, you'll learn how to set up these tools and templates to your advantage. You will look at creating properties and using them for things like BOM templates and title blocks. You'll also learn how to set up templates for files, BOMs, and other items so that they are consistent and accurate for your drawings. Finally, you'll learn how to pull your custom properties into these templates. By the end of this course, you'll be able to use the tools of SOLIDWORKS to help you design your products with more ease and efficiency.

About the author
About the author

Tony Riggs is an Elite Applications Engineer at GoEngineer, which delivers software, technology, and expertise that enable companies to unlock design innovation and deliver better products faster. He received a BSME from the University of Tulsa and has been using SOLIDWORKS for over 18 years.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone my name is Tony Riggs and welcome to my course SOLIDWORKS Drawings- Setting up Properties and Templates. I am a senior applications engineer at GoEngineer a SOLIDWORKS reseller that sells and supports SOLIDWORKS in south-central and western United States. I'm a mechanical engineer certified SOLIDWORKS instructor and certified SOLIDWORKS expert with about 18 years of SOLIDWORKS experience. As an application engineer I've been responsible for training technical support and product demonstrations of SOLIDWORKS and several other products that we carry. There are so many tools inside SOLIDWORKS that can make us much more productive but how can we learn them all If you can use custom properties and templates to streamline your process then you can definitely save yourself some time but also produce more consistent drawings and designs. We'll go over some of the tools that can definitely save you time and money. In this course we're going to take a look at custom properties and feeding them into title blocks and different tables like the bill of material. Plus we'll see how templates can be implemented. Some of the major topics that we're going to cover are how do custom properties work and how can we set up drawing templates and sheet formats Plus taking advantage of linking annotations to custom properties and then other types of part assembly and table templates. By the end of this course you should have some ideas about what you can do to make everything more consistent. While going through this course think about your current workflow and how you can make it better with some of these techniques. From here you might be able to feel more comfortable diving into more complicated SOLIDWORKS courses on SOLIDWORKS drawings assembly modeling and other different part designs. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SOLIDWORKS with the SOLIDWORKS Drawings- Setting up Properties and Templates course at Pluralsight.

Application and Use of Custom Properties in Drawings, Bills of Material and Title Blocks
In this second module, we'll look at the application of custom properties and drawings, bill of materials, and title blocks. So what does that really mean? Well, we're going to come in and take a look at different ways to control the drawing, title block, borders, that sort of thing. But how do we save these things so we can reuse them over and over again? Where can we save them to so that we can make sure we have them all the time? What kind of options do we have when it comes to saving these? Do we bring in an AutoCAD file that already has an existing title block that we've used for years, or do we look at the tool that we have to automatically build borders, automatically build title blocks? When we link annotations to different custom properties, how do we do that? Do we link them to properties at the part level, the assembly level, the drawing level? It kind of depends on what we want to do. Default drawing templates, how do they work, the two different levels with the sheet and the sheet format. Part and assembly templates, again, how do we create those, how do we save them, where do we save them? BOM templates, rev block templates, all kinds of different templates for different tables, and how do we locate them at the drawing level? We can look at different anchors, and a couple different tips for creating drawings. Again, this is Tony Riggs, and I hope you find this course very useful.