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Section views in drawings

bert_fouriebert_fourie Member Posts: 58 PRO
At the moment only horizontal and vertical section views are possible - I often have need of section views on an oblique plane. Any ideas?

Comments

  • shanshanshanshan Member Posts: 147 ✭✭✭
    now there are only horizontal /vertical/jogged section views in Onshape, we could not create a section view with a oblique plane,you can raise an improvement ticket about it .
  • bert_fouriebert_fourie Member Posts: 58 PRO
    Thanks, I raised an improvement request. I cannot stress enough how important it is now to get the sophistication of the drawing mode up to scratch :)
  • StefanRStefanR Member Posts: 8 PRO
    I completely agree Bert_fourie
  • _Ðave__Ðave_ Member, Developers Posts: 712 ✭✭✭✭
    +1 I also agree that drawings should be the focus of attention for improvements.
  • istvan_szaboistvan_szabo Member Posts: 2
    Hi,
    Not really sure where to address this, so I continue this thread:
    Would be very useful to be able to decide the depth of your sectioned view (to show individual sections of a long pipe f.e. without having un-relevant details you want to show on a separate section view anyway).
    Is this possible today?
  • cedric_eveleighcedric_eveleigh Member Posts: 8
    I agree that there should be more effort put into the drawing mode. 
    I'd like to be able to have a section line that is horizontal then on an angle, producing a single section view. This is useful for round parts that have different features around the circumference.
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,816 PRO
    I agree that there should be more effort put into the drawing mode. 
    I'd like to be able to have a section line that is horizontal then on an angle, producing a single section view. This is useful for round parts that have different features around the circumference.
    I don't think this is possible yet. It feels like it should be possible by using a modifier key when creating the angular section but I couldn't make it work.

     
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  • PeteYodisPeteYodis Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 280
    edited June 2018
    Please vote for the Aligned Section view improvement if you want it.  Aligned section views have a portion of the view that is folded out from the centerpoint/pivot point of the cutting line, and another portion that is projected.  Our current section tool only does projection portions.  For cylindrical parts, aligned section views can save you an extra section view.  Until we provide an aligned section tool, many users create two section views, and perhaps one of them might even be a partial section view.  You can turn any current section view into a partial section view by dragging the cutting line endpoints into the view.  

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