SOLIDWORKS Section View

Using the Foreshorten View SOLIDWORKS Drawing Option

Creating Aligned Views in SOLIDWORKS can have different results, depending on the geometry of the model being sectioned and the settings selected in the process of creating the Section View. The SOLIDWORKS Foreshorten view option that appears during creation of Aligned Views makes a big…

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How to flip a SOLIDWORKS Section View Direction

As a designer or drafter we need to know the correct projection of the orthogonal views in drawings. There are two projection methods: First Angle and Third Angle. Depending on where on the globe we are living the projection direction will be different. For North…

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SOLIDWORKS Section View Jog Line Options

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

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SOLIDWORKS Section View makes my model appear hollow?

If you’ve used the SOLIDWORKS Section View tool and noticed that your model appears hollow, similar to a surface body, this has to do with the Section Cap options. This is because you may have inadvertently deselected the option “Show Section Cap” in the Section View…

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SOLIDWORKS Transparent Section Views

SOLIDWORKS Transparent Section View

SOLIDWORKS 2017 now gives you the ability to create transparent section views! Instead of a section view that completely cuts away the model. We can now designate components to be displayed as transparent. SOLIDWORKS Transparent section views leave a ghosted view of the sectioned off quadrant; but…

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How to exclude hatching in SOLIDWORKS Section Views using Section Scope

In some cases, it may be necessary or beneficial to exclude hatching from particular features of a part or components of an assembly.  Most notably, ribs and similar features can be removed from a section hatch to help add clarity to drawing views.  Thankfully there…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Emphasized Outline Section View will help you read between the lines

Emphasized Section View

For those of us that remember a time before SOLIDWORKS was a common tool in the shop, the ability to automatically create a section view from a 3D assembly is a marvelous thing!   With that said, every so often we have a complex assembly where…

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How to find Parent View of a Section or Detail View located on a different sheet in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

With all of the information you need to show on your drawing sheets they get rather full and complicated.  You might want separate sheets with the Section and Detail views.  If you try creating a new sheet to add these views, you will notice that they…

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