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    For anyone who wishes to use different sheet formats for a drawing
    template (one for sheet 1 and one for the other sheets), they usually
    have to directly load the correct sheet format for the subsequent
    sheets. I have discovered how to do this without requiring any action
    from the user. The steps will be posted tomorrow on my blog. In the
    meantime, I've posting a preliminary article here:


    http://www.fcsuper.com/swblog/?p=98.


    This has kind of been the holy grail when it comes to Sheet
    Format/Drawing Template manipulation in SolidWorks. I wish someday
    SolidWorks will embed this functionality into SW, but until then, the
    method I found will work great.


    UPDATE: Instruction are now available here: http://www.fcsuper.com/swblog/?p=99
    Edited by: fcsuper

    UPDATE for SolidWorks 2014: SolidWorks 2014 now has a second sheet setting in Document Properties. Fancy workarounds are no longer necessary. 2014 What's New in SolidWorks - Sheet Formats
    Edited by: fcsuper
    Last edited by fcsuper; 12-18-2013 at 01:31 AM.
    <font size=\"3\"><font face=\"Times New Roman, Times, serif\">Matt Lorono</font>
    Lorono\'s SolidWorks Resources and
    SolidWorks Legion blog</font>

  2. #2
    Hey Matt,

    I am fully stuck when following your steps, actually i have created a format and template. In that when i add second sheet, same format is arriving. Check out my queries in colored font...

    <h3>Instructions</h3>


    In Windows Explorer:


    1. Save a backup copy of the current sheet 1 (This means - format file .slddrt) and multi-sheet Sheet
    Format files. Also, save a backup copy of your Drawing Template. Do i need to take multisheet format file's template also?



    2. Rename multi-sheet file, such as adding an underscore in front of
    its name. For example, if your multi-sheet file is named
    Regards
    Ashok Kumar

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    1. Save a backup copy of the current sheet 1 (This means - format file .slddrt) and multi-sheet Sheet
    Format files. Also, save a backup copy of your Drawing Template. Do i need to take multisheet format file's template also?

    A: Your sheet format for multisheets does not have a template. Just make back up copies of your two sheet formats for this step. Then back up your drawing template.

    5. Open your Drawing Template. (Is it a empty drawing template or the backed up template)

    A: Open the current template (not the back up).

    6. Load your renamed sheet 1 Sheet Format. In the example above,
    this would be
    <font size=\"3\"><font face=\"Times New Roman, Times, serif\">Matt Lorono</font>
    Lorono\'s SolidWorks Resources and
    SolidWorks Legion blog</font>

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    Just an update. SolidWorks 2014 now has a second sheet setting in Document Properties. 2014 What's New in SolidWorks - Sheet Formats
    <font size=\"3\"><font face=\"Times New Roman, Times, serif\">Matt Lorono</font>
    Lorono\'s SolidWorks Resources and
    SolidWorks Legion blog</font>

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