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You can add multiple projections of your 3D model in a 2D drawing to highlight every detail. These projections are created from different types of views:
For example, you can add the following basic views of this component:
To add different views of your model, select Views in the menu and then any view from the Views toolbar.
You can move the projections anywhere in your drawing: Select the entire view and drag the arrows to reposition the projection.
If you don’t need the view anymore, select the projection on the sheet and select Delete in the menu or press the Delete key.
Depending on how you want to organize your drawing, you can change the ratio of the drawing sheet to view:
If you’re creating a drawing from the Export menu, then you can select View-to-Sheet Scale in Drawing Preferences and set up the ratio there.
If you’re already working on a drawing, select and then View-to-Sheet Scale and tweak the ratio.
- You can also select the View scale badge that appears when you select a projection, and then adjust the ratio.
And if you want to see hidden lines, select the Hidden lines button. The hidden lines will be shown as dashed lines. To remove those hidden lines, select the button again.
While you're working on your drawing, you can add views of different bodies, too. Just select Change Bodies, and select other bodies that you want to include in your drawing.
You can create section views from the projected principal views and visualize the interior of the model. Then, you can dimension the section views to annotate further.
Follow these steps to create section views in your 2D drawing:
- Select Views in the menu.
- Select Section.
Notice that purple reference points will appear on the view.
- Draw an imaginary line through the projection as if you're sketching a real line. This line is called the section line and it defines the plane that cuts through the object.
Use the reference points as guides to precisely place the section line.
If you'd like to replace the section line with a different one, you can simply draw a new line. The old section line will be removed automatically.
- Drag one of the arrows next to the section line to determine the direction of sight and place the section view onto the drawing sheet.
Notice that the leaders, the black arrows pointing at the section line, indicate the direction of sight and the section view is labeled with an alphabetical letter. The hatch pattern below indicates that the hatched area form one body and they're created from solid material.
Later, you can move the section view with the vertical and horizontal arrows.