SOLIDWORKS: Changing a drawing view for the newbies

SOLIDWORKS can make changing a drawing view so easy.

I was working with an engineer who manufactures sheet metal parts. As he was looking at a drawing that another engineer created, he noticed the views were not correct.


This is how the the part was drawn.

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This is how the drawing was created. Not even close to how the part looks.

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To change the views to match the part, do the following:

Click what you see as the front view (on the drawing) and in the orientation dialog box click front view as your standard view.

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Here is your end result.

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It's that easy. Now your part model and drawing look the same.

Have a great day.


Roger G. Ruffin Jr.

Application Engineer

Computer Aided Technology Inc.

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