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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

  • squ-1.jpg Draw the model with a slanted surface shown in Figure 4-58.

  • squ-2.jpg 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.

  • squ-3.jpg Click the View Layout tab, then click the Auxiliary View tool.

  • squ-4.jpg Click the slanted edge line in the front view.

  • squ-5.jpg Move the cursor away from the slanted edge line.

  • squ-6.jpg 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.

  • squ-7.jpg Select a location for the auxiliary view and click the mouse.

  • squ-8.jpg 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.

Figures 4-60 and 4-61 show additional examples of auxiliary views.

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