Newbie needs some Titleblock help

Hi to all.
I am new to solidworks have been using inventor. I have been trying unsuccessfully to insert my customers title block into my drawing file. Can anyone please direct
me to where I can find the procedure for doing this?
Thanks, Joe
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Title blocks in Solidworks are called "sheet formats". If you import your customer's title block from a dwg/dxf file then you can "save / sheet format" which prompts you to save it as a new file. This sheet format can then be used for new or existing drawings, but you have to tell Solidworks where to find it.
Go to "tools/options/file locations" and pick "sheet formats" from the drop down list. Either note where your existing ones are stored and move the newly created one into the same place, or add the folder where it is currently stored as an additional location.
When you create a new drawing, the dialogue box that pops up should allow you to pick the new sheet format from a list. If you wish to change an existing drawing, then RMB on the "sheet" in the Feature Manager Tree and select properties. This brings up the same dialogue box as when creating a drawing.
You need a different sheet format for each sheet size.
John H
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This is a bit of house keeping but something that I have done has been to create a directory for each version of SW. This starts to look like this: C:\SW2005, C:\SW2006, C:\SW2007 etc. Then under these drectories I make a sub directory for each project. But, I also add the following directories: \backup, \blocks, \templates, \design library and copy everything from the previous version. This helps keep everything isolated between versions. Origionally I copied all of the default SW title blocks into my \templates directory so that al of the choices would be in one stop. I also COPY the projects files that need to be upgraded to the new version. Ie. I don't take up the disk space for the older projects but this is dependent upon a lot of things.
So, once I have all the new title blocks, (which are in \templates directory) and the standard title blocks in the same directory the previous post explains how to customize the files directory so that SW knows where to find all of these. Then when a new title block from customers are added there is a system for keeping tack of where to point SW to find them. And when SW 2008 shows up then this process will guarantee that everything is sent forward.
BTW, I have found it fairly easy to edit a SW standard title block and save it as a new name then to try to start from scratch.
Hope this helps,
Ed
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Thanks Ed, I really appreciate the help. I will give it a try.
Joe

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Thanks John H, I really appreciate the help. I will give it a try.
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