In the world of engineering and design, efficiency and accuracy are of utmost importance. One of the ways to achieve this is by duplicating drawings for similar models. In this blog, we'll walk you through the steps of duplicating a drawing file using reference replacement in SOLIDWORKS.
During the design phase, it's common to need multiple 3D CAD models and drawings. To streamline the process, you can duplicate a drawing file from a single model by swapping out references and saving it as a new copy, maximizing efficiency.
In this case study, there are two similar models have been created beforehand as shown as below:
The following are steps for replacing the drawing reference :
2. Save and close Drawing 1.
3. Open SOLIDWORKS and select MODEL1.SLDDRW, then click on References.
4. Verify that the reference of Drawing 1 refers to MODEL1.
By following these simple steps, you can easily duplicate drawings for similar models, saving time and increasing efficiency in the design phase. Implementing these techniques can help you streamline your work, reducing errors and increasing accuracy. We hope this guide has been helpful in demonstrating the power of reference replacement in SOLIDWORKS."