Learn about establishing standard drawing views.
- [Instructor] On the exam, a lot of times, there's going to be questions asking us to identify different drawing views. So let's go through the basics so we can make sure that we're familiar with all of them. First off, I've got a top view of my part right here. I've already added that. Now I go up here to view layout, and I can click on projected view, which is going to take this, and it's going to do a isometric projection to the right, to the top, to the bottom, to the right, or isometric. Okay. So in this case here, I'm going to place it to the right.
Now, next one. So I've got three standard views, which is automatically just put those three views in for us. If we didn't have a model in our assembly, we can bring a model in by using that model view. But most of the time, you're going to click on the button that says make drawing from part or drawing from assembly, so you're not going to really need to bring in additional models unless you have multiple models on a drawing. So we've already kind of covered those. Projected view, we just did. Auxiliary view. If you've got something at a funny angle, I can choose one of these auxiliary lines and then project along that line.
So notice I chose this face here, or this little edge here to project. That's my auxiliary view. So that's a quick way to add that. I'm going to delete it for right now though. (mumbles) Section view. If I want to cut something in half and look inside, that says section to me. So section view. I can choose if I want to section it horizontally, vertically, or at some funny angle. And this case here, I'm just going to section it right here. And notice as soon as I do that, it gives me this little dialogue box. It shows a few different options here. But if I click on okay, it shows me a section view right there where I want it.
Now, it's overlapping this other one here, so let's move those over. But you can see, I can cut into the material, and you can see it's hatched now, showing that I've sliced through the material at this location here called BB. And notice it's showing you it's a section view here directly below that. Anytime you see a section view, you're always going to see some kind of designator saying section AA, BB, CC, something along those lines. So keep those in mind for section view. Next one I'm going to look at is a detail view. That means if I want to zoom in, almost like with a microscope, and look at a small detail of a part, not the entire part.
So detail view, I'm going to click on this. I'm going to zoom in on this area here. So I can snap to a midpoint, or an endpoint, or a center, or just arbitrarily, it doesn't really matter. Click on this. I'm going to zoom in here and draw a circle basically showing what I'm zooming in on. And then I can see, I can get that little small section and drop it directly below. So you can see I have detail C, and it's increasing the scale, or magnifying the scale of that part of the drawing. So once I have that detail view, now I can add dimensions there, and I'm adding them in the zoomed in view so I can see all those little fine details.
Alright. Next thing we want to do is a breakout section. That's going to be breaking into a model so we can see some details that we might not have seen otherwise. So to do a breakout section, first things first, I'm going to draw a spline of where I want to look into. So I'm going to make a little spline here around this corner of this part. And then, I'm going to define the depth. Now I can type in a value or I can choose something, like a feature in the part, to create the breakout section. So notice as I do that, it's actually breaking that material out.
And you can see that I can see just the very edge of that hole there that goes through the part. So, this is not a very good example of a part here to use the breakout section on, because there's not really that much information inside of here. But if there was, it would definitely be a great way to look inside that part. But for the exam, we just need to understand what the different types of views are and why we might want to use them. So for sure, brush up on section view, detail view, and breakout section.
We're also going to take a look at break view and crop view. Now break view is for generally long parts. Say if you had a big long tube. It's 12 feet long. But you had some details at the ends that you wanted to show. If you just brought it into a drawing normally, it'd be this long long tube. You wouldn't see anything. So I can slice it in half and bring it together. So again, this is not really their best part to do that on, but I can still use that tool. So break section, here it is. I click on break. I'm going to choose this drawing view right here. And notice I can drag this little break anywhere inside of that part.
So I'm going to put it right here, and then my next break's going to be over here. And it just brings those two pieces together. Right? So it makes it shorter so I can see the ends, and I can zoom in on my part quite a bit bigger. That's really not what I want to add to this drawing, so I'm going to click out of that and then undo. But it does give you an example of how to use the break section. Most of the time, you're going to be using that on very long features like a piece of pipe or tubing or something like that where you have features at the ends and you want to show it a little bit closer. A crop view has the ability to remove part of a drawing or part of a view so you're only seeing one small section.
So let's click on crop view and create a sketch of what I want to see. So in this case here, maybe I only want to see this upper corner here. So I can choose a sketch, and I'm going to say just this little circle right here is what I'm going to use for my sketch. And then, I'm going to go back to crop view. It's going to remove all the rest of the drawing besides what I see inside of that little crop view. So again, not very useful for this part here, but it does show you how you can remove a big portion of a drawing so you can just see the detailed part that you want to see.
That's the crop view. The last one is alternative position view. Now if you have something like a lever and it has multiple positions it can be in, you might show it in the first position, and then in alternative position view showing maybe the off position or something like that showing the two different configurations of where that lever can be. So generally, your first position view will be in full lines, and then your alternative position view is going to be in a dash or dotted line. Those are our main layout views. Hopefully this is a great review on doing those things. Make sure you do go in and practice a few of these just to make sure you're up to speed with all of these different views, how to use them, and more importantly how to recognize what they really are.
- CSWP exam overview
- Working with the sketch tools
- Performing sweeps and lofts
- Smoothing corners with Fillet and Chamfer
- Creating linear and circular patterns
- Designing multibody parts
- Setting mass properties
- Working with materials
- Inserting components
- Setting up reference geometry
- Moving and rotating components
- Working with suppression states
- Using a design table to build configurations
- Establishing standard drawing views
- Segment 1: Modeling parts
- Segment 2: Modifying and configuring parts
- Segment 3: Building assemblies