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What is Solidworks drawing?


Solidworks drawing is a module in Solidworks that we use to draw the drawing of a part or an assembly. Drawings are 2D documents that convey a design to manufacturing. As 3d parts or components are hard to understand on a sheet of paper or in 2D Drawing. To create a drawing that is readable and can explain or convey to the manufacturer we use Solidworks. These drawings can be of a single part, multiple parts/components, or assemblies from various views and orientations.

The dimensions, surface finish, tolerances, etc. are drawn or written on the drawing sheets which later are read by the machine operator and the manufacturer. The manufacturer or the machine operator carefully manufactures the part using machines such as Lathe, CNC, milling, etc. These drawings are also used to check the dimension of the part manufactured by the manufacturer.

Drawing Templet and sheet format

Drawing templates and sheet formats are two different entities. Solidworks comes with one drawing template and a set of sheet formats. The drawing templates and sheet format can be customized and created according to the requirement. To edit the sheet format you get one dedicated feature for that. The sheet format controls- Size of the drawing sheet, Drawing borders, Title Block, and Sheet scale.

Views in Solidworks Drawing

Views are the ability to see something or to be seen from a particular place. Solidworks Drawings have various view options which can improve the readability and understanding of the part or model in 2D Drawing. View options that Solidworks drawing has been

Standard 3 view

In this view type, we can project the top, front and side view or a part or component.

Projected View

These views are created by folding off an existing view in any of the eight possible projections. The resulting view orientation is affected by the setting of the First angle or Third angle projection as defined in the drawing sheet properties.

Auxiliary View

It is a view in which the view unfolded normally to a reference edge in an existing view.

Section View

In section view, a part or assembly model is displayed as if cut by planes and faces, to show the internal construction of the model.

Detail View

In a detailed view, the model appears as a callout or section in another view. This type of view generally represents the model that has finer scales of details than the present view.

Relative view

This view lets you insert an orthographic view of a part, assembly, or individual component. This view can be in a custom orientation.

Broken-out Section

It is a cutaway view of the interior of a part, or assembly. We can draw the cutaway section manually using sketch commands.

Break View

It is not possible to draw large parts which are having same geometry for the large part. So in the break-out section, we create a gap or break it into a small drawing.

Crop view

This view focuses on a certain portion of a drawing view by hiding all but a defined area.

Alternative Position View

This view helps in the assembly drawing as its view indicates the range of motion of an assembly component by showing it in a different position.

Use Detail View Solidworks

Open the CAD model in the drawing. Click on the Model view under Drawings. Select the model and click ok. The cad drawing will follow along with the mouse pointer. Click on the sheet where you want to place the drawing. You can change the views, scale, and display style.

Click on Detail Viewtool_Detail_View_Drawing.gif under the Drawing toolbar or, Click Insert> Drawing view> Details.

The circle toolTool_Circle_Sketch.gif is now active and the details view property manager appears.

Now we have to draw the sketch. As you move the pointer on the drawing sheet we can see the preview of the detail view. If you have selected Show contents while dragging the drawing view then only it will show.

After this click to place the view. You can edit this view or move it to another position by clicking and dragging the Centre of the hole to that position.