I would like to remove/hide the section cut line but leave the section arrows as it sometimes over lay center lines. I have swapped over from Inventor and in which this feature is available. I would be grateful for any help.
Isn't that the opposite of what the original poster wants?
You can change it from setting.
Many thanks for your reply Haresh,
But thanks option is OK if you want to hide all the section cut lines, I wish to do it only on selected ones only. do have any ideas?
Patrick Collins wrote: Many thanks for your reply Haresh, But thanks option is OK if you want to hide all the section cut lines, I wish to do it only on selected ones only. do have any ideas?
Patrick Collins wrote:
I don't believe it's possible to do that. I thought I'd found a way when I right-clicked on the line and saw "Hide Cutting Line" in the drop-down, but that also hides the arrows and letters, not just the cutting line itself.
That's what I found as well. I wanted just to hide the cut line and keep the arrows and text.
It was useful for me. Now, I am planning to create detail drawings for my model (retracting belt feeder - for which I got help from you at the modelling stage).
Question: I think, I may need to do with more than a one dimension style to produce quality drawings.
Could you shed me with some light in this regard. Thanks.
It will impact your whole drawing, but there are several cutting line types available at Tools>Options...>Document Properties>Drawing Standard>View>Section Views in Line Types area. (2020 SOLIDWORKS Help - Document Properties - Section View Labels )
To mitigate the original problem, vote for SPR 955570: Automatically remove ( hide ) a centerline that is colinear and overlapping a cutting line of a section view ( overlap overlapped on top of ) for a chance at seeing it in a future release.
How do I vote on an SPR in the Knowledge Base?
A better option would be to right click on section line (cut line) and have the option to hide it but leave the section arrows.
Is this the setting you want?
My impression is that the OP wants to do this for selected Section Views, not all of them in the document.
Takes a few steps...
Create a new layer in your drawing say "CustomSection" and set it's color to white. Now select the section lines that you want to hide and place them on the "CustomSection" layer. Make a sketch block (short arrow & note) and insert it onto the drawing with your section line. Place your arrow block into the drawing view and mirror it. Align and position as needed and add a dimension to your section line. Edit the block text to reflect the section view label.
Cons: many steps
Pros: You can see both the dummy section label and the real one in case you have the wrong label showing. Both move together if you chance the section line position.
The white section line won't print on paper or show in PDF. Will show in DWG however.
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