Layout Sketches in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Layout sketches in an assembly can be a very effective and
sometimes even necessary design technique. 
It all depends on the application and of course the preferences comforts
of the user as far as skill and technique are concerned.  One common obstacle with using assembly
layouts is the apparent inability to use the assembly in a drawing.  This is in fact just a myth; you can easily
create drawings of layout assemblies and here is how;

1. Begin with a regular layout and create a drawing
from it the regular way

Assemly layout

2. Insert
a front view of the assembly onto the drawing sheet

Front view

And that’s it! That’s all you have to do to achieve

Layout drawing

Brian Adika,
Applications Engineer, CATI

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