We’ve all been there: we make a section view or detail view in a drawing, decide we don’t like it, then delete it. Then we try again, and the label for the new drawing view has advanced. We change the label, then go to the Sheet Properties and reset the count back to make sure the next one is correct—at least until the next time we delete a labeled view!
SolidWorks 2012 has a solution: in the System Options, on the Drawings page, near the bottom of that long list of checkboxes, you’ll see an option to “Reuse view letters from deleted auxiliary, detail, and section views.”
Simply activate this switch and viola! SolidWorks won’t advance the view label when you delete your next section view; instead, it will use the label from the deleted view again for you new section view.
I love it when I find a little nugget like that in the options, don’t you?