Broken out Section in Drawings

Broken out sections are ideal for exposing the inner details of an assembly in a drawing. SOLIDWORKS 2018 has made significant improvements in the broken out section functionality, as will be illustrated in this demo. SOLIDWORKS 2018 now lets you create broken out sections of existing sections just to expose the inner details better.

Brocken out section in Drawings

Looking at the drawing view above, we can further create a broken out section on the section AA view by first defining the broken out section region, and then running the functionality by clicking on the broken out section icon in the view layout window.
Brocken out section in Drawings

Brocken out section in Drawings

A new window pops up which lets you define the properties of the section view. The randomize scale option helps increase clarity by mixing up the cross-hatch patterns.

Brocken out section in Drawings

The result of the broken out section is shown. The randomize scale pattern shows the different parts by changing the scale of the cross hatch pattern. This is especially useful when all the parts are using the same cross hatch pattern.

Brocken out section in Drawings

Alternatively, a circular pre-sketch can be used to create a broken out section as shown.
Brocken out section in Drawings

Brocken out section in Drawings

These are some of the examples of  how SOLIDWORKS 2018 broken out section functionality can help you create section views detailing the inner workings of a complex assembly. With SOLIDWORKS 2018 you can now do a lot with drawings with the numerous advances in increasing the efficiency of productivity analysis.

 

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