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Silly workarounds in drawings

Question asked by Melissa Appel on Nov 5, 2010
Latest reply on May 31, 2012 by David Bush

Hi all,

 

For those of you who don't know me, I work in Product Definition at SolidWorks. I'm currently doing some research on how people use drawings and I would like to know from you:

 

What are the silliest workarounds you use in drawings, and what is the actual goal? (And please tell me what version you're using.)

 

For example,

 

Workaround: create a section view, crop the view, and hide some edges

Real goal: cross section of a specific feature while hiding the rest of the model

Version: 2009

 

Workaround: draw a sketch over an existing area of a drawing view and hatch within the sketch

Real goal: hatch an area that's visibly outlined on the drawing

Version: 2011

 

I look forward to hearing your feedback!

 

Thanks,

Melissa.

 

Product Definition Specialist

DS SolidWorks Corp.

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