In our work we draw many symmetrical outlines. In many cases, chiefly due to space constraint, we draw only half the outline and use a centerline of the symmetry to dimension the part.
Our current method is to use sketches to achieve this.
I wonder if there is a way that we can make this linetype available from the styles? Diagram attached below.
Create a work axis in the model, then right click on the component in the drawing view browser and select Include Work Features; you then have a choice of what kinds of features to include. This will show your work axis as a centerline.
As sbixler said, in the sketch, you could draw a line to creat the center line.
To annotation in the drawing, you could use crop operation, then add a axis in hte crop operation view, and annotae in the symmetrical.
By the way, there is a limitation for the symmetrical symbol. You have to use sketch in the drawing to create it.
Thanks Sam. Sorry for not being clear about the problem.
Actually I am able to get the centerline of the part itself (using automoted centerline), but the problem is with the centerline, i.e. the symbol.
I am using sketch to annotate the symbol but to do it on thousands of drawing...
Hi Yong Jing,
That's exactly what I'm currently doing. If the number of drawings is small I can live with it but what I really like to do is to have this enforced as part of the company-wide drafting standard so that all drawings will carry the same look.
I have logged a wsihlist to the Dev team.
Before it has accepted, you could customized the symbol in the drawing template, then you could insert the customized symbol whenever you need.