broken out section dose nothing!
is there a way to specify a surface or plane on to sketch profile?
also, the preview is cutting in the wrong direction? needs to cut into the part. how can I flip the cut direction?
I would assume these are related!
Pretty self explanatory..
2019 SOLIDWORKS Help - Broken-out Section PropertyManager
The sketch profile exists on a normal-to view of the outermost extent of your part.
experiment with preview selected and modify your depth accordingly. Likewise you can select features from a projected view to define the depth as well.
the model geometry need not be in a projected view - any view of the same component will work for setting cut depth.
I clicked on his profile and he's been using SW since 2009. So, I assumed he was already familiar with how it works...Maybe I'm wrong.
Can you give us a Pack and Go of your drawing where you are trying to set the depth of your Broken-Out Section view? It isn't intuitive at all as to how it works. Years ago, I had my VAR show me how it worked because I wouldn't have figured it out on my own.
I always play around with the depth of the cut till it looks about right and I can see what I want to show.
You select the view upon which you wish to apply your broken-out section. There are not surfaces or planes to specify.
the preview is cutting in the wrong direction?
A broken-out section can only cut away from you based on the view to which you've applied it.
The workflow for a broken-out section is described in the link provided by Newell above. It involves the selection or preselection of a view, then the creation of an enclosed sketch around the area you wish to cut in to. From there you can set the depth in the PropertyManager or by selecting other geometry in a neighboring view that is a side view to your selected view. Then OK.
Alternative workflow is to create the enclosed sketch in your view ahead of time and then preselect it. This skips the step of selecting your view and drawing your sketch within the tool.
From your description, I'm wondering if you are trying to use the broken-out section tool to do something that another tool is meant to do instead.
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