- 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
4-8 Broken Views
It is often convenient to break long continuous shapes so that they take up less drawing space. Figure 4-55 shows a long L-bracket that has a continuous shape; that is, its shape is constant throughout its length.
To Create a Broken View
Draw a model of the long L-bracket using the dimensions shown in Figure 4-55. Save the model.
Start a new drawing using the Drawing format and click on the long L-bracket.
Click the View Layout tab, and click the Break tool.
See Figure 4-56.
Set the Gap size for 0.25in and select the Zig Zag Cut style.
Move the cursor onto the long L-bracket and click a location for the first break line.
Click a location for the second break line.
The area between the break lines will be removed.
Click the green OK check mark.
If the break is not satisfactory, undo the break and insert a new one.