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
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.
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.
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.