Learn how to add this kind of element to the library.
- [Instructor] Okay, so we've created our grain direction annotation, and you understand how it works. Now it's time to add it to the design library. So I'm going to place it in the awesome sheet metal folder, so I've got that highlighted. And I want to hold down my control key and select the grain direction arrow and the grain text, and then I'm going to select add to library. Okay, and notice it says grain direction arrow and grain text here are the items to add. And I'm going to name it grain direction, and I'm going to verify that it's going in the folder that I want, and I'm going to give it a description.
And you want to spell this correctly, because once you put it in, there's no way to fix it. So you want to kind of do a once over, make sure that you're adding the correct things, giving it a good name, putting in the right folder, giving it a good description, and then pressing green check. And you can see it right there, and notice it shows the description that you input and the name that you input and that it's awesome sheet metal folder.
So my annotation, so here that I created before and my sheet metal annotation's down here in my sheet metal folder.
- Adding a custom library to SOLIDWORKS
- Designing library folder locations
- Creating custom annotations for drawings
- Creating a grain direction annotation
- Modifying an existing forming tool
- Adding a forming tool to the Design Library
- Creating a hole pattern for a circuit board component
- Creating a feature to be reused
- Saving a feature to the Design Library
- Saving a block to the Design Library