2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 24, 2014 11:13 AM by Matthew Lorono

    Slipping sections

    Gordon Rigg

      Section lines don't easily stick to the centres of holes or bores. That's pity.

      Maybe I'm missing a trick? but I was dropping a point on a hidden layer in the centre of the relevant hole/bore and making my line coincident with that.


      Since we got the easier to create sections in 2014 (?) it seems the section line snaps to the centre of circular features, and of course my method above becomes more onerous...

      BUT even though it seemed to snap to the circle centre the section position is not constrained!

      In your section view when you apply a diameter it automatically inserts the <mod-diam><dim> in the dimension.

      But Beware, if you move circular feature the section doesn't follow, and its a disaster what happens to that diameter dim if you don't realise!!

      Although it keeps the diameter symbol, it becomes a linear dimension to the sectioned edge, but retains the diameter symbol.

      See below, when the section is off, the hole diameter dimension changes.


      Surely I am missing some trick to constrain the section to the circular centre to avoid this issue?

      50 odd parts to re-drill today anyway :(



        • Re: Slipping sections
          Ingvar Magnusson

          In SW2014 go to edit sketch and constrain that sketch, then it will always stick where you want it to stick. For a hole, just add one sketch point concentric to the hole and the line to coincident to the sketch point.


          • Re: Slipping sections
            Matthew Lorono

            "BUT even though it seemed to snap to the circle centre the section position is not constrained!"


            In SW2014, if you select a hole, the line cutting through that hole should be constrained to that hole.  If you have cases where this is not happening, please report this to your VAR as a possible bug or workflow issue that needs to be resolved.