SOLIDWORKS Predefined Views Creation

   By Tom Ayers on June 20, 2023

Predefined views are a set of predefined camera positions that you can use to quickly orient your model in a specific way. They are useful for creating technical drawings and presentations, as well as for quickly navigating around your model during the design process.

To create predefined views in SOLIDWORKS drawings, you need to first create a 3D model of your design. Once you have your model, you can create views by following these steps:

  1. Open a new drawing in SOLIDWORKS.
  2. In the Drawing View Palette, select the model you want to create views of.
  3. Click the “New View” button in the toolbar.
  4. Name your view and select the orientation you want to save.
  5. Repeat the process for all the views you want to create.
  6. To use the predefined views, simply select the view you want from the Drawing View Palette.
  7. Here is an example of how to create a predefined view in SOLIDWORKS:
  8. Open a new drawing and select the model you want to create views of.
  9. Click the “New View” button in the toolbar.
  10. Name your view and select the orientation you want to save. For example, you might name your view “Front View” and select the orientation that shows the front of your model.
  11. Repeat the process for all the views you want to create. You might also want to create views of the top, bottom, left, right, and back of your model.

To use the predefined views, simply select the view you want from the Drawing View Palette. You can switch between views by clicking on them.

In addition to creating predefined views, SOLIDWORKS also allows you to customize views by changing the camera position and angle. This gives you complete control over the look and feel of your model and allows you to create professional-grade technical drawings and presentations.

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In conclusion, creating predefined views in SOLIDWORKS drawings is a simple and effective way to enhance your design workflow. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily create and use views of your model in a way that suits your specific needs.

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