Are you currently using workarounds in SolidWorks Drawings?

Example drawing viewIn software, a workaround is some extended workflow or trick used to achieve desired results that are not available through standard methods. SolidWorks is easy to use, yet it is our goal to make it even easier and more intuitive. And even though SolidWorks lets you quickly create drawings from solid models, some customers note that they’re using workarounds in specific cases within the SolidWorks Drawings environment. These workarounds allow them to display certain annotations and dimensions in the manner they need for their drawings.

There’s a new forum thread on SolidWorks Forums about these workarounds, and your input is needed.  What are the workarounds you employ on your drawings to get your annotations and dimensions to display the way that you need?  I invite anyone currently using a workaround to share by describing it in that forum thread. The Product Definition and Development teams here at SolidWorks will be able to use your input to help us determine what enhancements to consider for future releases of SolidWorks.  Also, if you are using a workaround because a bug, your comments will help raise the awareness of that bug.

There have been similar forum threads in the past which have been very helpful.  We are now seeking to update these in the new forum thread to let us know what users are still experiencing in more recent releases of SolidWorks (2012/2013).

What workarounds do you use in Drawings to display annotations/dimensions the
way you need?

Matt Lorono

Matt Lorono

Product Definition Manager at SolidWorks Dassault Systemes
Applying two decades of engineering field experience to improve and create new SOLIDWORKS products
Matt Lorono