1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Rotate section view in drawing

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by Meataxe, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Meataxe

    Meataxe Member

    Rotate section view in drawing

    So I've got my project 99% modelled - apart from an oil weep hole at an angle to the suface - but thats another question :? !

    What I need to do is 'rotate' a half sectioned view to use as a side view for third angle projection.

    I have the views all sorted, including the section, I can even move them around the sheet - I just need to rotate it :wink: .

    TIA :)
  2. OTE_TheMissile

    OTE_TheMissile Alibre Super User

    I was going to say create a 3D section in the model and insert it into the drawing as a new view, but Alibre doesn't seem to have that capability... :?
  3. MilesH

    MilesH Alibre Super User

    Yes it does :wink:
  4. OTE_TheMissile

    OTE_TheMissile Alibre Super User

    ...And? :roll:
  5. MilesH

    MilesH Alibre Super User

    Sorry, too much going on here.....

    You just need to R-click the Section View and choose Reverse Section View.
  6. OTE_TheMissile

    OTE_TheMissile Alibre Super User

    I dunno about the guy who started this thread, but what I'm trying to do is cut the section view's association with the main view. I know about unchecking Align in the r-click menu, but now what I want to do is rotate this view about 45° so it's not cocked at a goofy angle.
  7. Meataxe

    Meataxe Member

    Yeah I need to rotate 90deg - goofy angles!

    The idea of a 3d section view inserted gets close, but I need a half section :? .

    I will try to post pics tonight.
  8. MilesH

    MilesH Alibre Super User

    Sorry, I misunderstood.

    I don't know of any way to do that....

    Surely, 90 deg. to a goofy angle is still a goofy angle, no? :)
  9. MilesH

    MilesH Alibre Super User

    You could try:

    - Save the rotated Orientation of the Part (View | Orientation).

    - Insert this as another view in the Drawing (Workspace Orientation list).

    - Section this view.

    - Hide the view that you've taken the section off.

    On the other hand..........
  10. indesign

    indesign Alibre Super User

    Several options.

    Do a configuration where it is cut where you want.

    Place the cut part in an assembly at the orientation to the face.

    Do a print from the assembly.
  11. Meataxe

    Meataxe Member

    Ahhh, layers, configurations and orientation! I am starting to see the light :). Mine is plain old 90 deg - something so simple - but there is a way even if it is convoluted!

    Thanks indesign, MilesH and others!
  12. MilesH

    MilesH Alibre Super User

    Don't forget to Save the Part/Assembly after setting the View Orientation or it won't show up in the Workspace Orientation list!

    You don't need to use Layers, just R-click the view and Hide...

    It's quite quick to do, really - couple of minutes at most.
  13. wathavy4

    wathavy4 Alibre Super User

    Does anybody upload any example shot?
    I have seen the post for a day, and could not recognize what TIA was trying to say..... Literally recognition issue with my case, though.

    P.S. Goofy sounds more like a snowboarding jargon.... :lol:
  14. MilesH

    MilesH Alibre Super User

    Hi Toshi,

    TIA = Thanks In Advance :wink:
  15. wathavy4

    wathavy4 Alibre Super User

    Miles, TAIH.

    TAIH = Thanks After Iindident Happened. :oops:
  16. Meataxe

    Meataxe Member

  17. Meataxe

    Meataxe Member


    So as suggested I inserted a standard view, rotating the top view to where I needed it and created a half section from that, then hid the top view :D This is one happy camper :lol: Thanks everyone!
  18. jfleming

    jfleming Senior Member

    Obiously, the ability to rotate a section view was never added to the software yet huh??? :(

Share This Page