Learn how to create auxiliary views.
- [Narrator] Auxiliary views are great if you're trying to look at surface that's not easily shown with a standard projection. In this case here, you can see I have this part here, and if I go and use a regular projection, you can see I have a view here on the left. Looks pretty good. I have one here at the top. If I click on this one again here, I can click on project a view up here. But you can see that these holes here are not really showing up correctly. I can do an isometric review, but I'd really like to see this top surface here. So go ahead and click on escape to get out of that view creation. Now, to create an auxiliary view, you want to choose the surface that is perpendicular to the face you would like to see.
So in this case here, I'm going to go ahead and choose that one there, choose auxiliary view. You can see, you can just drag one out, and that's looking directly down on that surface there. It's giving us the angle that it's looking at, so it's showing that it's looking this direction here on top of that surface. And now I can easily dimension these holes based upon that view. Now things are looking a little bit hectic. Let's go ahead and clean that up. Now, notice these are locked together, right? Now, we also have a few of these other lines on this drawing, and more than likely, in the exam, you're going to have a couple lines just show up on your drawing that you're downloading, and they're going to ask you to add a dimension between one of these lines and maybe one of the views you've just created.
That way, they're verifying that you've created the correct type of projection. So in this case here, let's go up to annotation. Click on smart dimension, and create a dimension between this line here and this one down here. But when I do that, notice nothing happens. And that's because this line here is not part of this focus or this view. So what I need to probably do is click on this line here and click on cut or control X on my keyboard. Cut it out, then highlight this view here or double click on it, and then click on control V or paste it back in.
Now I have that line back in the view. I can move it around. Definitely don't change the angle, though. It's very important. Though you can move it around, don't change the angle. Now I should be able to create dimension from that line here over to here, and I can place the dimension. So that's very important to be able to place that in there. Now over here, modify. Don't change this angle, right? Just click on okay. That angle there is what we're going to be putting into the input bar for the testing client, and hopefully, as long as you didn't change the angle or move things around, you should have the right answer. That's the basics for creating auxiliary views in Solid Works, and generally the way you're going to be asked for those answers on the exam.
- Downloading the testing software
- Working with drawing views
- Accessing data in the bill of materials
- Using equations with BOM data
- Importing model items
- Creating complex views
- Sample exam questions and answers