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Automate Borders and Title Block Options in SOLIDWORKS

By John Hall on August 13, 2021

In this video tech tip, we will be setting up borders using the Automatic Border tool in SOLIDWORKS and also launching the Title Block Wizard to take a closer look at the functionality of links and properties that you have control over. Let’s look at these powerful tools

SOLIDWORKS-automatic-border-panelProperties and Title Blocks

If you’re working on a template or trying to create a new paper from scratch, it’s a good idea to use the Automatic Border tool to automatically create this border with parameters that you can set. Here you can set Zone Size, Zone Formatting, Border, and Margins. When setting up Automatic Borders, you can also set up a Margin Mask where you wish to not have any borders. Once you do this, all the zones will be automatic, so they’re going to space out and create intelligent zone markers for each of those locations. This is great because it’s easy to navigate. Tools like inspection ballooning, or revision ballooning, will track the location of those in 2D space.

Properties and Title Blocks

The fields in the Title Block are all linked to data. When setting up a field, you will use the Note tool to add the note in the selected field. When you place that note, you will want to link it to a property in the left-hand panel. This will give you the option to link to the current document or the model.SOLIDWORKS Title Block Properties

In conclusion, these great tools allow you to customize the Sheet Format of a drawing, enabling you to work more efficiently downstream. To get more details, watch the video and see TriMech Application Lead Engineer, John Hall, apply automatic borders and setting parameters in the Title Block.

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