Learn how to make a broken-out section.
- [Voiceover] A breakout section is generally fairly easy to create, and more than likely on the exam they're going to give you a question asking you to create a breakout section, and then measure either an area or a perimeter. Let's go ahead and start one out here. So I'm going to choose to create a sketch. I'm going to go ahead and choose a circle. And I'm going to define a circle right over here. Kind of breaking into this section right there. And more than likely in the exam you'll have some type of dimension from that circle to some other relative edge that you have to put in. So I'm going to go ahead and type in a half inch right there, and maybe from this edge right here.
We'll go ahead and say that's going to be a dimension of .25. Alright, so there is our dimesions, and how to find the diameter of the circle. Let's go ahead and say 2.6. So there's my circle that I want to use as my breakout section. Now it's pretty straightforward, and just go ahead over here to view layout. Click on breakout section. Now if you didn't already have that brokeout section selected it's going to go ahead and turn on the spline tool, and that's not what I want. So I'm going to go ahead and exit out of that, and then go ahead and highlight that view first, and then choose breakout section.
And notice it does use that sketch to define where the breakout section's going to be. Now over here as far as the depth. Now I can type in a value if I wanted to, or I can go ahead and choose a depth from the other view. In this case here I'm going to choose that edge right there. Click on that one and now it's showing me that I'm going to be cutting into the model that depth. Click on okay. You can see here it's going to be removing that material so I can see what's happening in just that section there. And now I have the ability to choose under evaluate measure. Come down here and select that surface right there.
You can see it highlights it in green. And it's giving me not only an area but also perimeter. Make sure you have the right units set as well as the precision. That's very important in getting the right answer and putting it into the testing client. Anyways, that's the basics for creating a breakout section in SolidWorks, and that's generally the way they're going to be asking you that question 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