How to move Drawing Views between Sheets in SOLIDWORKS

When creating a drawing in SOLIDWORKS, one sheet may not provide enough space to display all of your drawing views. In the walkthrough video above, we’ll learn how to quickly move drawing views from sheet to sheet with “drag and drop” and “ctrl+paste” commands.

Let’s review what was shown in the video.

To move a drawing view using “drag and drop,” simply click on, hold and drag the drawing view listed in the feature tree and drop it in your desired location. When dragging it over a new sheet, a yellow arrow appears over the new location, indicating the drawing view is being moved.

You can also move multiple drawing views at once by holding the control button (ctrl) while clicking them before dragging them between sheets.

Alternatively, you can cut the drawing view out from the one sheet and paste it in the other. To cut, use the ctrl+X keyboard shortcut after clicking on the drawing view and use cntrl+V to paste in the new sheet. When using the cntrl+X hotkey. A dialogue box appears asking if the user wants to delete the view. Users can click yes if they want to remove the view from its original sheet.

If a user does not wish to delete the drawing view from its original sheet they can use the ctrl+C hotkey to copy instead of cutting the view from the first sheet.

If the view doesn’t appear in the graphics area, you may have to rebuild in order to see the drawing views displayed properly. This can be done by clicking the “Rebuild” button in the SOLIDWORKS taskbar above your project or by using the ctrl+B keyboard shortcut.

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Sam Sanchez is an Applications Engineer with SolidProfessor and a CSWP. Sanchez is an alumni of UC San Diego, and in her free time enjoys 3D printing and hanging out with her dog Ruby. You can see more training videos on a wide range of CAD, CAM & BIM topics at