Automatically Align Broken Views

January 17th, 2011 by

I like having things done automatically – except for shifting the transmission in my car and having funds removed from my bank account. In the world of SolidWorks Drawings, however, the more automatic, the better.

I recently discovered a little trick with broken views that I thought I would pass along. Ever want to line up the breaks on 2 broken views of the same part? If the second view is a projected view, you are in luck. The steps are easy – place the first view (e.g. Front) and create the broken view on that view. Once you get it how you like it, use the Projected View command to create the second view and the Broken View comes along for the ride – automatically aligning the gap in the Projected View with the original view.

See the image below for details.

 

Broken view

Chris Snider

Application Engineer, CSWE 3DVision Technologies

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One Response to “Automatically Align Broken Views”

  1. mr. T says:

    or u can simply click “align breaks with parent” check box in child view properities…

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