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Section View Misaligned

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06-21-2013 03:08 AM

I'm using inventor pro 2014

I need some help... I am trying to make a section view of the part attached below  (part named Blarh)

The holes needs to be straddle centerline, but if i drag a section line on the centerline, the holes won't show in the section view.. i need to somehow create a section view that will show the holes.


In the part named LWN Flange i somehow succeeded to do this.. but when i tried to do the same thing to Blarh, it became misaligned. as shown in the attached file blarh.idw


Or any other ways i can do this?


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Re: Section View Misaligned

06-21-2013 06:35 AM in reply to: zetha.arvay

Look closely at your LWN Flange:Capture4.JPG


I suggest one of the following:





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Re: Section View Misaligned

06-21-2013 08:12 AM in reply to: rdyson

I would make it through one of the holes to the center then straight across from there, myself. (I like to have it show with and without a hole, if you know what I mean.)


or go with option 2, break the alignment, rotate it and re-align it.


(also, it's just the OCD talking but, it bothers me that the eight hole pattern does not straddle the centerlines - is there more to the part that requires them offset like that?)


I think if you were to edit the existing section line and constrain the center of the middle segment to the center of part it might line up. When you have more than two segments it kind of goes by the length of the line, or something - I don't know exactly how they did it but I have a use for it and struggled when you could only get a straight shot at one of the segments (there were some neat tricks you could do with sections back them though).

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Re: Section View Misaligned

06-21-2013 08:46 AM in reply to: dan_inv09

It won't insert my picture of how I do it ... I can attach it! The part I had on hand demonstrates some of the limitations, even better than it shows the benefits, of my way.


But I tried constraining the center of the line segment and it didn't work. It seems to be related, somehow, only to the first vertex (I wish I had more time to play with it).

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