Create a Customised Drawing Border in 3DEXPERIENCE

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The standard ‘Out of the box’ Drawing Borders in 3DEXPERIENCE provide a basic solution for adding a frame and title block to a Drawing. The functionality will add a template to the background view and further options are provided to add a revision ladder, assign a checker/designer, as well as resizing and deleting the template. The majority of information on the title block without automated functionality can be edited by accessing the background view.

The standard ‘Out of the box’ Drawing Borders in 3DEXPERIENCE provide a basic solution for adding a frame and title block to a Drawing. The functionality will add a template to the background view and further options are provided to add a revision ladder, assign a checker/designer, as well as resizing and deleting the template. The majority of information on the title block without automated functionality can be edited by accessing the background view.

This solution might be ideal for a small team of users..

However, for a larger team having a solution that requires mostly user editing can introduce inconsistencies, e.g. various date formats, revision sequences, units, and part numbers and so on. As a result many of our customers decide to opt for a customized Drawing Border solution. The screenshot below shows a standard ‘Out of the box’ Drawing Border.

To add a standard Drawing Border access the Drafting workbench, go to View Layout and click the Page Layout icon. In the Dress-up section, select a Drawing Titleblock Sample. Now select the Create option and click Apply.

Customized Drawing Borders

At TECHNIA our development team are able to create custom Drawing Borders for specific customer requirements, this will provide a more enhanced and professional solution. Typically this involves designing a custom title block with behind the scenes functionality to retrieve information from linked 3D data for display on the title block, such as: material and finish details, mass and volume, or part properties (including custom attributes).

Sheet re-sizing and re-numbering is handled automatically and functionality can be included to respect user privileges and/or to add watermarks, switchable logos and icons. All this is presented in a single utility with a user interface that facilitates rapid creation and edition of the title block, drawing frame and revision ladder. See the below example of a customized Drawing Border solution.

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Simon Mead
Software Developer