Mechanical Drawings


Learn Documentation Best Practices!

All the commands associated with 2D drawings are covered in detail. You will learn how to create custom title blocks that automatically fill out information about the part or assembly in the drawing. Create custom borders, custom sheet formats, custom revision tables, custom BOMs, and everything you need to create professional drawings. Also learn tips and tricks that will help you speed up your work and simplify drawing creation.

The SolidWorks 2016: Mechanical Drawings course starts by showing you how to use standard drawing templates to create views in a drawing. You’ll see how the Drawing Number field in the title block is automatically filled in with the filename, and this will mark the beginning of creating your own custom title blocks.

You’ll learn how to create custom borders adjusted to print correctly on your plotter or printer. You’ll create custom title block fields in your title blocks that automatically fill in information about your model. You’ll practice creating custom property tabs using the Property Tab Builder. Your property tabs will be used to enter values in you title blocks, and you will see how it’s done with a complete explanation. This course shows you everything you need to successfully create custom borders and title blocks.

You’ll also learn how to control the line weight and color of every entity on your mechanical drawings. Your customized sheet formats and layers will control everything. So all you’ll need to do is add views and dimensions to create professional looking drawings that meet your standards.

Drawing template customization is an ongoing task throughout the course. As you learn more about SolidWorks you’ll learn more about how to improve your templates. You’ll update your templates and see them in action as you proceed through the course.

All the view types are covered in detail. You’ll customize revision and part tables to meet your needs, and you’ll practice applying all the dimension types. This course is packed with tips and tricks that will help streamline the drafting process and make your drawings look professional.

46 Lessons (Listed Below)
4.1 Hours

The SOLIDWORKS 2016 courses above install on your computer and never expire. Purchase it one time and have the training for life.

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SOLIDWORKS® 2016: Mechanical Drawings

Permanent license installs on your computer

SOLIDWORKS® 2016: 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 2016: 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