When creating a section view from a plan view in drawing, the section view lines show up in the lower view, but not the upper plan view (see pictures)
Is there an option to show the section lines on thelower and upper views?
Give me a bit to put an example together.
Yes...... There are numerous shared computers around our facility for all of our people to be able to access 2D and 3D cad data when needed.
Section view (cutting) lines will only show in the view in which they were created.
If you want to create a matching section view of the other half of the tool, you will have to add the section lines manually ... or create the section from an assy of both halves.
Manually is the way I've been puttting section lines in now, but the problem with that is.. one, making sure all the section line are the same as the lower plan view... two when you have a lot section views, and three doing this day to day.
As for creating the section from an assy of both halfs, thats the way I've been doing it. but maybe I'm missing a step (see picture)
What it is about Broken-out sections that doesn't give you the results you are looking for?
What are you trying to show is wrong with that?
If it's just too cluttered, create the section through the open condition of the tool.
The section view that cuts through the assembly is fine. What I'm trying to figure out is how to show the section view line on the upper half, just like it shows on the lower half.
Out of the first two picture I sent, the lower half shows the section lines and the upper half does not.
Basically, I create two plan views (Upper & lower) and several assembly section views.
Every view is on its own sheet.
Is there a way to show section lines in the upper half?
Maybe there's another way to go about this, I;m not sure.
Cut your section in the assembly (sldasm) with an Assembly Cut Extrude and control it with a configuration. In your slddrw, show the assembly sketch and use Convert Edges to create your section cutting lines manually.
Let me know if you need an example.
And yes cutting a lot of sections in a slddrw or sldasm is tedious. SolidWorks can't automagically guess what we are thinking quite yet.
FWIW, we put way less detail into our assembly drawings for our dies then in the past when it was just 2D cad. Our tool makers can access the models to query if they need more info.
Please send me a example, a picture is sometime worth a thousands words.
Ps. When you said (Our tool maker can access the models to query if they need more info.)
I take it that there they have access to computers and look at the Die Design in 3D.
Here is an example......
This works well if your tool makers have access to the solid models as well. They can cycle through the various configurations in 3D and query the model. You could save out an eDrawing as well.
The Assembly Cut worked just fine.
Thank you for your help, I do appreciated it!
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