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vsookrah
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Registered: ‎09-19-2012
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Section Views

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11-23-2012 09:46 AM

So I am trying to create section views that detail the correct assembly of two parts.

 

These parts are welded on top of each other so its important to have clear understanding of how they fit together.

 

So imagine a pipe bent in the shape of a circle, in the horizontal plane, then holes drilled into the top (vertically) and then another pipe fitting in the holes and being welded together. This is what is happening.

 

So I am trying to create a section view of one of the holes with the welding information.

When I go to create the section view, I draw a line that would pass through the center of the large horizontal circle (but doesnt) and the center of the hole I am trying to detail and through to the outside of the horizontal pipe.

 

Now with this line I should get a view of the assembly exactly perpendicular to the line from that point. This is what is called "Aligned" in Inventor and what I was taught as a "Section View". However, this is not the case at all. I get what is called a projected section view.

 

Can anyone help me find a way to get an "Aligned" view of this without sectioning the entire assembly. I just want the small bit necessary to show the relevant information.

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JDMather
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Re: Section Views

11-23-2012 04:01 PM in reply to: vsookrah

Attach your drawing and assembly here.

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Re: Section Views

11-26-2012 06:07 AM in reply to: vsookrah

When you draw your line that is coincident to the horizontal cutting plane only have the line go part of the way through.

Another option is you can crop the section view to only show what you want.

Also know that you can break the alignment as well by RCing on the view and selecting "Alignment>Break".

Short of this some images would be useful.

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