Blueprints: more settings, fewer popups

Drew stores your drawing preferences for views, templates, tables and more in its blueprints.

See how it works

We don't know why SOLIDWORKS creates so many popups. But we are trying to replace as many as we can with our own one-click magic. We created advanced drawing templates that we call blueprints. You create a blueprint for each project or customer with their own preferences.

You start a new drawing from a blueprint with one click. Drew always uses the correct template and sheet format, then adds views, tables, dimensions, blocks and more.

Which settings are stored in a blueprint?

Blueprints contain dozens of your drawing preferences:

  • Path to a drawing template
  • Paths to sheet formats
  • Preferred sheet scales
  • Links to blocks and notes and their preferred position on the sheet
  • Balloon settings
  • Export settings - you can use variables here
  • Flat pattern settings
  • BOM and cut list paths
  • View settings

Drew stores your blueprints in a text file. You can share this file yourself or use the built-in sharing tool in the settings.

The Drew settings

You can change all your blueprint details in the Settings window

What is Drew?

Drew is an add-in for SOLIDWORKS that doubles your drawing speed.
  • Start a new drawing with one click, or ten at a time
  • Automatically add views, outer dimensions, blocks and more
  • Create a sheet per body with one click
  • Never use a wrong template again
  • Save your engineers overtime and stress
  • Try risk-free for 14 days

More info and pricing

Discover Drew's other features

Start a drawing with one click

Drew stores your drawing preferences and minimizes popups

If SOLIDWORKS would create a popup, we create a setting and automate the question. Answer each question once, then start a new drawing with a single click. We’ll add the sheet format, views and outer dimensions for you.

About new drawings

A sheet for each unique body

With a single click, you add a sheet with views and dimensions for each body

When you create body sheets, Drew finds all unique bodies from the cut list. Each body gets a sheet and we attempt to add dimensions like the contour size and length for weldment bodies. Sheet metal bodies also get a thickness dimension.

About body sheets

Boost your effectivity in two minutes

Start saving time right now. You can try Drew for free for 14 days.
All functionality is available and you do not need a creditcard.