Sneak Peek 2016: Sheet Format Automatic Borders

Every year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product, and last year, a new tradition was born here on the Blogs. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a Sneak Peek at 15 new features here on the SOLIDWORKS Blog, and then we’ll be following them up with short, detailed videos on the functionality over on the SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog beginning September 23rd. Until then, you can learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016 by clicking the banner above and checking out the Launch Site.

Sneak Peek: Sheet Format Automatic Border

Automatic Border

The Automatic Border tool lets you control every aspect of a sheet format’s border, including zone layout and border size. Using the Automatic Border tool, borders and zones automatically update to match changes in the Zone Parameters tab of the Sheet Properties dialog box without having to manually edit the sheet format. You can also include Margin Mask areas where formatting elements such as labels and dividers are not shown. This is helpful when you want to mask an area on a sheet for notes.


If you want to see more of the 15 Features Coming in SOLIDWORKS 2016 blog series, you can check in on the announcement post from August 3, 2015 where we will be updating and adding links to each of these posts as they go live. Thanks for reading!

Rachel Diane York

Rachel Diane York

Community and User Advocacy Manager at SOLIDWORKS
I was the founding member of the Tech Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group and a huge fan of our fantastic Community. I've taught and provided technical support for SOLIDWORKS as well as presented at many user group events. In my spare time I enjoy: billiards, reading, and playing video games. Please feel free to reach out!
Rachel Diane York