Tutorial - Generating drawing from the existing part in SolidWorks?

Here is the tutorial.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks and open the file attached. In case you have older version of SolidWorks open the IGES file attached.

  2. Step 2:

    Click file menu and select Make drawing from Part.

  3. Step 3:

    Let's keep the default settings. The standard sheet size A0 (ISO). Click OK.

  4. Step 4:

    Select the Standard 3 view in view layout tab.

  5. Step 5:

    Click OK.

  6. Step 6:

    Now Solidworks has automatically generated the 3 views in first angle projection.

  7. Step 7:

    Click projected view in view layout tab.

  8. Step 8:

    Select the front view.

  9. Step 9:

    Now click in lower area of the sheet

  10. Step 10:

    Now adjust it by draggin and droping.

  11. Step 11:

    Click Smart dimension in annotation tab.

  12. Step 12:

    The dimension property manager will show.

  13. Step 13:

    Select Autodimension & keep the default settings.

  14. Step 14:

    Click OK & the dimensions are generated but the font size is small.

  15. Step 15:

    Select all dimensions by making a selection box.

  16. Step 16:

    Select other in dimension property manager.

  17. Step 17:

    Uncheck use document font and select font. Change height to points and select a larger value.

  18. Step 18:

    Click OK and then dimensions font size is increased.