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How do I update a template in an existing drawing

CAD_SSPCAD_SSP Member Posts: 45 PRO
edited December 2017 in Community Support
I have created a custom drawing template and need to make a slight change and update all the drawings that use it, how do i do this?

At least part of the feature is there according to https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/1689/change-drawing-template-on-the-fly but I cant find any documentation on how to use this feature.
@3dcad - do you know how your IR was implemented, am I being really thick not working it out?

There appears to be an option to "Change to version" but how do you create versions of DWT's?

Best Answer

  • CAD_SSPCAD_SSP Member Posts: 45 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    So the answer as at now is that you can't!


  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,849
    @keith_marsh That was basically to add a custom template... not really change it.  Here is the improvement to vote on:

    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • CAD_SSPCAD_SSP Member Posts: 45 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    So the answer as at now is that you can't!
  • craig_bondcraig_bond Member Posts: 3 PRO
    Has there been any update on this? I need to be able to update drawing borders for a large amount of drawing and this seems to have been an issue for a long time?

  • PeteYodisPeteYodis Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 383
    @craig_bond Replacing a format for a drawing sheet is highly requested and it's very important for our users.  It's a priority of ours to get this in your hands.  To be clear, this won't include changing all the drawing level properties found in the drawing property panel - but it will include swapping the border, zones, and titleblock with one from an existing template.  If a size change is needed, that will occur as well.

    If you also need to change all drawing level properties with one quick update from an existing template, this will be a separate improvement.  Drawing templates contain both the set of initial properties that a drawing will start with as well as the sheet format and sometimes users only want to update certain portions of those things.  
  • PeteYodisPeteYodis Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 383
    @craig_bond @CAD_SSP

    Here is sheet format swapping by selection of a template, in our latest release and now available to you:

    Improvements to Onshape - March 22nd, 2019 — Onshape

  • left_sideleft_side Member Posts: 7 PRO
    edited April 9
    This is a huge improvement.  Is there a way to select the continuation sheet (what its called in the DWT viewer) when updating beyond sheet 2 in a drawing?  Right now when I update sheet 2 it updates to the first sheet template (with a full title block) and doesn't recognize that I want to the continuation sheet template.  If I create a new drawing (which I don't want to do), sheet one is the full title block, and sheet 2 correctly is added with the simplified title block.  
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,015 PRO
    If i recall. If you create a second layout in your dwt that sheet will be used for continuation sheets 
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