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Date format on a drawing

GWS50GWS50 Member Posts: 160 PRO
Is it possible to change the way the date is formatted on a drawing. At the moment I have 2019-06-11 and being English!....I'd like to be able to display it as 11-06-2019. 
Many thanks

Best Answer


  • paul_chastellpaul_chastell Onshape Employees Posts: 117
    You should try living in the US as a Brit. Writing cheques is usually where my confusion still surfaces. I know there are options in the note settings to change this format. Maybe that will help for now. Let me see if I can get you a more useful answer for how to change this in general.

    Paul Chastell / VP of R&D / Onshape Inc.
  • GWS50GWS50 Member Posts: 160 PRO
    Thanks Paul, I can't believe I didn't click on that.
  • PeteYodisPeteYodis Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 388
    edited June 2019
    @GWS50 Paul showed you the way to change the date format to what you prefer.  If you want to see this format for the date on every drawing you create, you can export your drawing as a template and use that from now on for your drawings.  To export a template, right click on the drawing tab, choose dwt as the file type, and download and/or store that template in a document tab.

    To update an existing template with that freshly exported one, right click on your existing template tab and choose "Update...".  Now pick your new downloaded template to update it with.  
  • GWS50GWS50 Member Posts: 160 PRO
    Great I'll update my template, many thanks for the help
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    America still uses cheques??  I don't think I've see one of those for more than a decade.
    Next you'll be tell us use yo measure things in inches!
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • Ben_Tek_PacBen_Tek_Pac Member Posts: 28 PRO
    It would be good if you can set the format in the Company Settings

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