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Break Views

It is often convenient to break long, continuous shapes so that they take up less drawing space. Figure 4-47 shows a long L-bracket that has a continuous shape; that is, its shape is constant throughout its length. Figure 4-48 shows an orthographic view of the same L-bracket.

Exercise 4-9 Creating a Broken View

  • 01.jpg Click the Break tool located on the Create panel under the Place Views tab, then click the orthographic view.

    The Broken View dialog box will appear.

  • 02.jpg Select the orientation of the break and the gap distance between the two portions of the L-bracket.

    In this example, the gap distance is 1.00. Do not click the OK box. Define the break with the Broken View dialog box on the drawing screen.

  • 03.jpg Click a point near the left end of the L-bracket, then move the cursor to the right and click a second point near the right end of the L-bracket.

    Figure 4-48 shows the resulting broken view.

Multiple Section Views

It is acceptable to take more than one section view of the same object to present a more complete picture of the object. Figures 4-49 and 4-50 show objects that use more than one section view.

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