Engineering drawing is still the main communication tool between designers and manufacturers. Solidworks allows the generation of drawings or drawing views from the model. It is possible to sketch out a drawing but it is more common to produce a drawing by generating drawing views from the model.
Engineering drawing is a subject to learn on its own if the Solidworks user is not aware of the topic, engineering drawing is subject and controlled by Standards. The Solidworks CAD system can help the user achieve the correct standard but the quality is user driven.
Generating drawing views from the model is very quick, generating driven views such as sections and detail views is also very quick; much quicker than drawing them by hand but the effort has already been put in place during the modelling phase.
Solidworks can work with component and assembly models; when working with an assembly other options become available. Solidworks can help with the creation of Bills Of Materials (BOM) and labelling, Solidworks will maintain a parametric link between the table and model.