- 4-1 Introduction
- 4-2 Third- and First-Angle Projections
- 4-3 Fundamentals of Orthographic Views
- 4-4 Drawing Orthographic Views Using SolidWorks
- 4-5 Section Views
- 4-6 Drawing a Section View Using SolidWorks
- 4-7 Aligned Section Views
- 4-8 Broken Views
- 4-9 Detail Views
- 4-10 Auxiliary Views
- Chapter Projects
4-10 Auxiliary Views
Auxiliary views are orthographic views used to present true-shaped views of a slanted surface. In Figure 4-58 neither the front nor the side view shows a true shape of the slanted surface. A top view would show a foreshortened view. Only a view taken 90° to the surface will show its true shape.
To Draw an Auxiliary View
Draw the model with a slanted surface shown in Figure 4-58.
Start a new drawing using the Drawing format and create orthographic views of the model.
In this example a front and a right-side view were drawn. See Figure 4-59.
Click the View Layout tab, then click the Auxiliary View tool.
Click the slanted edge line in the front view.
Move the cursor away from the slanted edge line.
Click the arrow box in the Auxiliary View manager box.
Because there is only one auxiliary view and its origin is obvious, no defining cutting plane line is needed.
Select a location for the auxiliary view and click the mouse.
If needed, adjust the font size for the view callout.
In this example the horizontal/vertical center mark for the hole in the auxiliary view was hidden and replaced with an aligned center mark.