7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2008 7:11 PM by Basil Gello

# Aligned Cutaway View question

Hello,

Drawing a lot of cutaway views I wanted to get the cut parallel to the coordinate axis (like in the 3 projection view) but using the aligned cutaway view feature. But, if using that one, it creates a view perpendicular to the crossing of the forming lines (and that is just according to the theory). The question is, can I place the lines defining the aligned cut someway to get a result similar by using a simple cut with a line going through the center of the view parallel to a coordinate axis.
Basil
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I'm not sure I understand your question. If perchance my response helps you great. If not, maybe someone else can. Here is my technique for creating any views; mostly for section views:

1. Sketch a line in the drawing.
2. Constrain the line to the geometry (normally a plane in the model, but it can be anything). This is normally a parallel or coincident constraint.
3. Then with the line still selected (green) I select the "section view" tool.

The above steps will create a new view that is constrained to almost anything you want.

The most interesting addition is that it also allows for the creation of auxiliary views that do not get corrupt when geometry changes. If the line is constrained to a plane, as long as the plane is not deleted, the auxiliary view will remain intact. For anyone who has had an auxiliary view get corrupted before, you know how important this is. So if the above technique is used, I can endorse using auxiliary views again.
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Charles,
thank you for publishing your approach to this problem, but maybe my description was slightly complicated so that is not I was wondering. I do use the same technique you described, and it is very good, but in my case I would rather post the example drawings of what I want to get and what do I actually get. I will post them tomorrow and everything will be clarified.

Regards, Basil
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I think he's asking how to rotate the angle of the view port itself so that it is 90degs just like the other views.

If so, I found this old macro (and did my best to translate it into English) that can rotate views to artibrary angles:

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Matt,
thank you for the macro, it works fine but it simply rotates the view around its imaginaire center point and I wonder how can I rotate the view around the parent view's center to get it placed as a normal projection. I thought about rotating the model to fit this position, but maybe the approach with macro is better.

Regards, Basil

P.S.: I have made several fixes in the macro you have translated. I will post it here ASAP.
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Hello,
Finally I have posted that drawing what I can not achieve

Regards, Basil
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Basil,

Do you want to project the view off of the other section line? If so, choose the aligned section view and when selecting your lines for section, the order of the pick determines which line the view is projected from. IF you desire to project from the other line, change the pick order of the two lines in the aligned view creation.
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Peter,
thanks for the explanation. That is what I was looking for. Because I had to guess the mutual positions of lines not paying attention on the pick order. Now I understand the background of it.

Regards, Basil