DriveWorks Pro 16: How To: Generate A Drawing That References Multiple Files (KB17092701) [send feedback...]

How To: Generate A Drawing That References Multiple Files

The document provides information on how to create a Drawing that references multiple files.

It is highly recommended that a backup be taken of any data that is being used so that it can be restored to its original state in the event of any issues that could occur while using it.

Explanation

If a captured Drawing contains two or more unique Parts, for example Part A and Part B, only the Views of the Part that the Drawing is captured against will update and the others will remain the same as the Master files. For example, the Drawing containing Part A and Part B would only update the View of Part A on the Drawing if the Drawing was captured within Part A.

This situation can be avoided by capturing this Drawing within an assembly containing both parts as this forces DriveWorks to re-reference both Parts when generating the Drawing.

See illustration below:

Drawing (Referencing Part A and Part B) Captured to Part ADrawing (Referencing Part A and Part B) Captured to the Assembly that contains Part A and Part B
The drawing will only have the references for Part A updated.The drawing will have the references for Part A and Part B updated.

How to Reference Multiple Files

How to Create Drawings with Multiple Referenced Files:

  1. Open SolidWorks and log onto your Group and Project
  2. Open the Captured Assembly that contains all the parts that are shown on the Drawing.
  3. Within the DriveWorks panel on the right select the Drawings tab and Capture Drawing by clicking Browse and finding your Drawing


See Also Drawings

Knowledge Base Article Ref:KB17092701

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