How to use the Automatic Border Feature
The Automatic Border Feature quickly allows you to create a border in your sheet format. You can control every aspect of the border, including grid size and layout. When using the tool border, zones automatically update. You can also add Margin Mask areas, where labels and dividers are not shown.
Let’s Get Started
To Start the Automatic Border Feature, go to – Open a drawing, then click the Sheet Format Tab. Select Edit Sheet and then Automatic Border.
Setting the Zone and More
The next step allows you to set the zone size, formatting, borders, and margins. You have two options for the zone formatting the “50mm from center” option creates zones every 50mm from the center or the “evenly sized” option creates rows and columns that are based on the paper size.
The last step allows you to add margin masks. Margin masks allow you to hide zone divider and labels in the margin. To create a margin mask, select plus button and position the rectangular mask over the area you want to hide. You can add multiple masks to the page.
Author: Krystine Thoroughman
Krystine has been working with CAD for the past 10 years as a Designer and Technical Support Engineer. She became interested in the industry through working with her Dad, a machinist from Arizona. Krystine’s current focus is SOLIDWORKS PDM support and helping customers understand how different pieces of software can work together, to create a more efficient work environment!