Mechanical Drawings


Learn Documentation Best Practices!

The Mechanical Drawings course is much more than a course on SolidWorks drafting. It shows you how to customize tables, drawing templates, sheet formats, and much more.

The goal of this course is to help you speed the drawing development process while you take control over every detail of your drawings. From custom colors to custom title blocks, this course shows you how it’s done.

It starts by showing you the standard way to create drawings, which uses default drawing templates and drafting standard. You’ll learn how to set and define your drafting standard, which is a work in process throughout the course.

Next you’ll begin the construction of your own custom drawing template. This starts with defining a custom border that prints correctly on our printer or plotter. Once you’ve adjusted your border you’ll begin working on your title block.

Title blocks use title block fields to retrieve information about the part model and they can extract information from other sources like the drawing file itself. When you insert your first view of the part the title block fields are automatically populated with this information. There’s a lot to learn about title block fields, but rest assured this course covers all the details in easy to understand steps. You will see all the steps and practice applying them why the instructor explains how everything works.

You can also use property tabs to fill in information in your title blocks. To do this you’ll use the Property Tab Builder to build custom property tabs. Once you’ve defined custom property tabs you can use them for manual input. For example you can approve a drawing. This course shows you how it’s done.

You’ll practice adding all the view types while using all the dimension types to define the geometry. Along the way you’ll learn best practices and sound procedures to assure your drawings are structurally sound.

This course is packed with tips and tricks that you help you produce professional looking drawings in the shortest time possible.

46 Lessons (Listed Below)
4.1 Hours

The SOLIDWORKS 2014 courses above install on your computer and never expire. Purchase it one time and have the training for life.

You can also purchase a subscription to our SOLIDWORKS Online Training. This training can be accessed from your phone, tablet, or computer. It also expires when your subscription ends.  Subscriptions are not auto-renewed. We will send you a reminder when it’s about to expire.

SOLIDWORKS® 2014: Mechanical Drawings

Permanent license installs on your computer

SOLIDWORKS® 2014: Mechanical Drawings
Download + USB

Permanent license installs on your computer

What to Buy


Download plus USB

Online Training

Watch lessons from your phone, tablet, or computer. Visit our SOLIDWORKS Online Training to learn more.

SOLIDWORKS 2014: Mechanical Drawings

Files and Folders
Starting a New Drawing
Defining a Printable Area
Custom Borders
Drawing Layers
Custom Title Blocks
Setup Title Block Fields
Linking Title Block Fields
Creating Custom Properties
Title Block Text Fields
Links and Title Block Fields
Combining Fields and Text
Applying Fields and Text
Property Tab Builder
Custom Property List File
Advanced Control Elements
Using Property Tabs
Custom Drawing Templates
Default Sheet Formats
Custom Sheet Formats
Test Driving Sheet Formats
View Scale Settings

Isometric Dimetric Trimetric
Section Views
Driven and Driving Dimensions
Driven vs Driving Dimensions
Best Dimensioning Practice
Chamfer and Fillet Dimensions
Revision Tables
Customizing Revision Tables
Custom Revision Templates
Editing Table Templates
Multiple Views
Auxiliary View
Detail View
Partial Section Views
Center Mark Options
Centerline Options
Broken Views
Ordinate Dimensions
Baseline Dimensions
Assembly Section Views
Exploded Views