When adding Section Views to your SOLIDWORKS drawings, there is a pop-up toolbar allowing you to place jogs in the section line. There are the options Arc Offset, Single Offset and Notch Offset. Pay attention to the numbers shown in the icon as this is the order of selection.
This generates a projected view of the jog that shows all of the horizontal cuts.
However in much older versions of SOLIDWORKS, these jog options were not available and you had to manually draw a sketch line of the jogged section. You can still do this in the latest versions of SOLIDWORKS and it gives you additional options. Draw the section line with the regular Line tool.
Now with the manually drawing lines selected, when you click on Section View it gives you two options:
The first option “Create legacy foreshortened section view” will created a projected view of only the horizontal cuts, just like did before.
However the second option “Create a standard section view” generates a section view that is unfolded along the cutting line showing all of the cut faces (horizontal and vertical in this case) so the view will appear to be longer.
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