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Advance Steel – Add an extra Section Cut to an Assembly Drawing

So you have created an Assembly Drawing, but need to create an extra section cut to show a detail of a unique connection in the middle of the assembly. How do you do it?
This is what’s automatically created by Advance Steel. We have the End Plates Detailed.
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But you need to detail this unique connection.
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That’s where we need to use the Create View / Section option on the Parametric Views Panel of the Labels & Dimensions Tab.

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This gives you an option to pick the drawing style to use by typing R for Request List:

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Using this option you can choose to use your own Drawing Style instead of the Advance delivered styles.

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Then click on the element you want to section cut.

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Place the two points of the line to create the section.

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Specify the depth you want to see, and the direction of the Section View.

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It then asks if you want automatic width settings. I said yes.

Finally, it asks if you want to use the View Scale. I said yes, but you can change it afterwards if required.

Section marks are placed on the drawing…

 

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and a dimensioned Section Drawing is produced.

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As mentioned earlier you can adjust the scale or location of this detail if required.