This article is a guest post by Jim Lucas
Either in drawing view or out a simple sketch can be created for the section view. Both work in a similar fashion, in part mode a closed sketch and a cut extrude will produce a custom cross section.
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|
Jim is a CSWP and on the road to getting his CSWE. He works for HawkRidge Systems, an authorized reseller of SolidWorks. Jim also runs i-elf, a product development consulting company. He can be reached at Jim.Lucas@i-elf.com.