Tuesday, September 22, 2015

IME’s SW2016 Top 12 Enhancements: #8 Drawing – Edit Sheet Scale from Status Bar


I have been SOLIDWORKS user for more than 7 years since 2008. I always start the drawing in the wrong sheet scale and end up having to go through so many steps to correct it!

So it used to take 5 steps/clicks to complete the change:

Right click on sheet > Properties > Key in Sheet scale > click OK

Sometimes I need to do this a few times in order to get the right scale level, so that’s 20 clicks. Can you imagine how thrilled I feel?



Now in SOLIDWORKS 2016, all I need to do is click on the status bar and choose my desired scale. From 5 clicks to 2 – that’s a 60% of time saved! That’s what I call “Small Change, Big Impact”!






Ken Foong
Senior Data Management Engineer | CSWP-D