Sometimes when I crop views, the crop lines remain in the drawing.
Is there is way to get rid of these, or is it just a bug?
how can you tell what they are supposed to be "detail" views of?
is this a weldment or an assembly?
in either you should be able to make a display state in the model for each "detail" view where all of the othere part (or bodies, if it is a weldment) are hidden. and then set the views to show the appropriate display state - no cropping needed.
Typically crop lines will show only where they cross the model. I'm pretty sure there isn't a way to hide them.
if that is a model edge left in your cropped view you can either edit the sketch of the crop so that the edge is "outside" of the view, or use the hide edge command to mak it disapear.
Welcome to the forum.
What versio nare you running?
Can you post your files?
Thanks for the welcome. I'm running SW2010 SP4.0. I could post files, but don't see the point because this is a recurring problem. The lines in question may cross the model, but in every case I'll hide literally every other component other than the ones I'm trying to detail. Maybe I'm going about the process in the wrong way. I just want to create multiple view detail of a larger assembly. Detail circles don't work because they are only good for one view. I crop the views so they don't take up so much of the drawing, or overlap views. Is there a better way to go about creating multiple view details? I've included a pdf of the full drawing for reference. If you really think the SW files will help, I'll attach those next.
-It's a "detail" of a small pivot assembly near the base of the machine. Our company's drawings are not exactly what you call "ASME standard", but they work for us.
-It's an assembly, not weldment.
-The display states did the trick. I've never used them before, but I sure will in the future.
Thanks for the help.
If you don't like display states, you could make assembly configurations of the parts you need to detail.
It'd be nice of you didn't have to use display states or configurations, but you may have to in order to get reliable drawings.
Yeah, I've gone that route before. It works fine, but I have to keep an eye on my BOM and manually edit the item numbers for the balloons.
I don't use configurations, so this may be way off base, but can you RMB on your drawing views, go to Properties, and link to a specific BOM like you can do with parts and sub-assemblies? That way you wouldn't have to manually edit balloons.
That's another great solution. I didn't know you could do that. Thanks, Glenn, that little tool will come in very handy.
I use it on just about every project. Glad I could help.
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