Do you think I would learn my lessons about not using traditional/standard methods? No… the point of this is to find the surface area of a cross section. This can also be found by performing a cut in part mode. Why do I insist on using non-traditional methods? I will say that I do feel more comfortable in part mode- BUT I think the larger reason is that I get a bit of an adrenaline rush from going this way… In a weird way, this keeps me on-edge and helps me stay alert during the exam.
In drawings the only difference is that the sketch can be an open line instead of a closed sketch (still dimensioned to the relevant edges). After selecting section view you can draw or select the relevant section line.
|The noted surface is invisible in the drawing view - but still measured in the cross section|
Then measure the requested cross sections. One benefit of using the part view is that it is easier to understand exactly what is being measured. Take a look at the above image to fully understand.