CAD, CAM, & BIM
Jun 21 2019
In fact, most machine shops and manufacturers require SOLIDWORKS 2D drawings to do business. Knowing how important these skills are, our experts answered your top 5 SOLIDWORKS drawings questions. Plus, we’ve provided helpful SOLIDWORKS drawing resources throughout the article to take your learning even further.
You can draw 2D in SOLIDWORKS, however, it should be reserved for annotations. Ideally, you should use your 3D models to create 2D drawings. SOLIDWORKS drawings comprise at least one view generated from either a part or assembly. Keep in mind, you must save the part or assembly before creating its drawing.
Watch this SOLIDWORKS Drawing tutorial to take a deep dive into adding drawing views, dimensions, annotations, and more. The first five tutorials are free to watch!
For the simplest way to change the scale in an existing drawing sheet, follow these steps:
To add a model to the drawing:
To change the link of an existing view:
To export SOLIDWORKS 2D drawings, follow these steps:
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