Half-Section View Workflow Change [VIDEO]

Article by Jim Peltier, CSWE updated January 16, 2013


Shortly after I’d posted my last video, my good colleague Alin Vargatu asked me to do a “sequel” to the last video showing the Half-Section, and how it has changed since 2012.

The main takeaway is that now instead of selecting the sketch then activating your section view command, you now select the command then the centre point (in my video I select the sketch point which happens to be in the middle, but you can see a centre snap point appear). The sketch is totally unnecessary! I could delete it and create my half section in about 3 seconds.

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Jim Peltier, CSWE

Jim has been using SolidWorks since 2001, and has spent most of that time working in the design of industrial automated manufacturing equipment. He has been working as an Applications Expert at Javelin Technologies in Oakville, Ontario since July 2012 and is a Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWE).