Lean about how to create Relative to Model views.
- [Instructor] In this example, we're going to be talking about relative model views. And what a relative model view is, is the standard view you might see, like a front view or a side view, if those don't line up exactly the way you're expecting them to, you have the ability to change those. Let's go ahead and take a look at an example. Here's my part, let's go ahead and create a drawing, so Make Drawing from Part. I'm going to go ahead and choose my default template here, and here it is. Now it's going to be, bring it in as my front view, and, hey, that doesn't look like a front view to me, it just looks more like an isometric view, but that happens to be the view I have. Now, if I go over here and try to click on a projected view, you can see all my views are showing up and they just don't look right, 'cause that front view is just not really the front view of this part.
And, more than likely, on the exam, that's how SOLIDWORKS is going to provide these files to you, so that you have to figure out how to align them back to the way they were originally. Don't worry, it's pretty straightforward and easy to do. Let's go ahead and head back to that part. Okay, under the view, up here, you can see there's a bunch of different views. Click on the drop-down here, you can save your own view, if you'd like to. You can click on the top and whatever else is here. You also have the ability to click on this little right arrow here, right? And one of the options here is this Reset Standard Views.
So hopefully that will solve our problem. But if not, you can then choose to update your standard views, or save out a new view. So in this case here, let's go ahead and click on this surface here. Click on Normal To, so it's straight on, and that sounds like a good view to call my front view. So let's go back up here again, click on the drop down, there it is, click on that arrow, come over here to Update Standard Views, click on that. Now it's asking me to assign a view, so I'm going to choose that front view there.
Click on okay, and now that has been assigned as my front view, great. Go ahead and close out of that. Come on back over here and go to the drawing, and you can see now, in the model, that view has already been spun around and now we're looking straight at the front view, and all of our other projection views work out just fine. So more than likely, if you do bring in a model from SOLIDWORKS, they're going to have it spun around at some funny angle, and you're going to have to straighten it out and assign what you want to be the front view, and then bring it in to your drawing and everything should work out just fine. I also do want to point out, under Annotation up here, you also have the ability to add some different toolbars under the Sketch or different views.
Now, notice up here, I don't see a relative model view tab. If you don't, you can always add one. Right-click in on any one of these things here, Customize CommandManager, come over here to Commands themselves. It happens to be under Drawings, here's Drawings, and if you come over here, you can actually highlight over these things, so you have Model View, Projected View, Auxiliary View, and so on, but here's one called Relative View, and it's not there normally. So go ahead and drag that up to your toolbar, click on okay, and now you have the Relative View icon. You can then choose a certain face. For instance, this one here, let's go ahead and choose that down there, and that actually opens up the model itself and now you can assign the front view, or the right view orientation, and choose surfaces to define that inside of your assembly or your part in your drawing.
So that's how you work with relative views, and more than likely, you will have to do that multiple times on the exam, straighten out your part, align it, and then bring it back into the drawing. That'll save you a lot of time.
- 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