You can use a broken (or interrupted) view in a drawing. Broken views
make it possible to display the drawing view in a larger scale on a smaller
size drawing sheet. You create a gap or break in the view using a pair
of break lines. Reference dimensions and model dimensions associated with
the broken area reflect the actual model values.
Broken views include the following functionality:
You can specify the gap between the break lines
and the extension of the lines beyond the part geometry in Document Properties
that cross the break lines are broken automatically.
You can lock break lines in place. After breaking
the view, dimension the break lines to a known portion of the geometry.
These dimensions are only for use in the drawing document and do not appear
on a printed drawing.
You can specify the line font for the break lines
in Tools, Options,
You can display dimension lines with a zig-zag
by selecting Show dimensions as broken
in broken views in Document Properties
You can apply the
Break View and Un-Break View
commands to multiple views.
use multiple break lines in a view using any combination of horizontal
or vertical break lines. All breaks use the same gap and break line style.
views of flat pattern sheet metal parts include bend lines.
combine a broken view with one or more section views to create a rotated section
(revolved section) view.
To create a broken view:
a drawing view and click Break
(Drawing toolbar) or click Insert,
Drawing View, Break.
in the PropertyManager:
Add vertical break line
horizontal break line
Gap size. Sets the amount of space between
Break line style . Defines
of break line.
In views with multiple breaks,
the Break line style must be the
A break line attaches to the pointer.
Click in the view twice to place two break lines,
creating the break.
The view is displayed with a gap in the geometry. In addition to model
geometry, broken views also support cosmetic threads and axes.
break lines as necessary. To create horizontal and vertical break lines
in the same view, add multiple breaks using horizontal and vertical directions.
To restore a broken view to its unbroken
Right-click the broken view, and select Un-Break View.
The break lines remain in the view and you can delete them.
To modify a broken view:
To change the shape of the break lines, right-click
a break line and select a
from the shortcut menu.
To change the position of the break, drag the
To change the width of the break gap, select a
break line and type a value in the PropertyManager.
You can select an Area Hatch in a broken
view only in its unbroken state. You cannot select an area hatch that
crosses a break.
a break in a projected view with a break in the parent view:
Right-click in the projected view and click Properties.
In the dialog box, select Align
breaks with parent.