Some unnoticed simple tricks from SOLIDWORKS Drawing

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Neha Metange, Application Engineer Apr 12th, 2021

A. Detail View in specific shape instead of circle

1. First create a closed contour sketch where detail view is required by using sketch geometry Ex. ellipse, spline.

2. Now select the sketch and then select Detail View from the View Layout Tab.

Detail View in specific shape instead of circle

Detail View in specific shape instead of circle

3. Hear you can select style, then select ‘profile’.

Select style in Detail Circle

Select style in Detail Circle

Select Profile in style

Select Profile in style

4. You will now get Detail view as per the selected sketch.

Get Detail view as per the selected sketch

Get Detail view as per the selected sketch

B. How to add bilateral tolerance to any dim in notes, without linkage with actual dimension.

It can be achieved with Stack. After taking note, in formatting window go to the Stack.
Here in Stack Note, do the settings as following for style and alignment, and you will get the result.

Add bilateral tolerance to any dim in notes

Add bilateral tolerance to any dim in notes

C. When the ‘Auto Arrange Dimensions options’ is visible?

To use this option, you must select dimension more than one, then select on this  icon  icon, you will find ‘Auto Arrange Dimensions’ option and then it will work.

D. How to get font size of tolerance in small size, compared to main dimension.

To do this, open the Dimension Tolerance dialog box from below location.
Click Tolerance in Tools > Options > Document Properties > Dimensions.
‘Dimension Tolerance’ window will open. Here you can change the font scale.

Open the Dimension Tolerance dialog box

Open the Dimension Tolerance dialog box

E. How to get only ‘Leader with arrow’ and no note, balloons are attached.

There are two ways,

1. Take balloon then select option as shown in the following image.

Without Bulloon Attached in SolidWorks Drawing

Without Bulloon Attached in SolidWorks Drawing

2. Go to below path,

Insert – Annotation – Multi-Jog Leader

Right click on the end point of the leader, here you can select second last option as shown in the
image.

Leader with arrow only

Leader with arrow only

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AUTHOR: Neha Metange, Application Engineer

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