I feel like I'm coming here every day to ask you questions about simple functions, but I'm really getting tired of not being able to do anything.
I watched a bunch of videos on how do do section views, and I think I've got a good feel for it, except they only showed how to make projected views, not standalone views. But then I figured out I can break the association of a projected view and change the scale, so it basically becomes a standalone view. I also mostly figured out how to do a crop view.
But I'm still having a couple of problems. The drawing shown is what i'm trying to achieve.
If I do this projection/section view, it goes off at an angle, like an auxiliary view. As I mentioned, I can break and rescale it. But I want it oriented horizontally. How do I do that?
I tried making a section view in the model, but it doesn't... save? With the section? When I create the section view, it gets a name. That name shows up when I try to insert the view on the drawing, but I can get that orientation to come in, but there's no section. That's got to be a simple thing I'm missing.
When I try to create that saved section view, I can't orient the model "horizontally," only vertically. When I do the Orient "normal to" command, it chooses which side is up. I tried this:
With this method, the first face you choose is parallel to the screen and the second face you choose is at the top of the view.
- Hold down Ctrl and select two planar faces. The second planar face cannot be parallel to the first.
- Click Normal To (View Orientation flyout – Heads-up View toolbar).
But it doesn't work that way. I made a plane that I want to have parallel to the screen/paper. But when I... it just doesn't work. And that first sentence doesn't even make sense. Should I replace the word "at" with "facing"? The second plane I select always faces right.