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Auxiliary View

An Auxiliary View is similar to a Projected View, but it is unfolded normal to a reference edge in an existing view.

You can create an auxiliary view of an exploded assembly view.

You can use sketched lines for folding. In this example, to properly orient the auxiliary view, add a perpendicular relation between the sketched line and the temporary hole axis.

To create an auxiliary view:

  1. Click Auxiliary View on the Drawing toolbar, or click Insert, Drawing View, Auxiliary.

    The Auxiliary View PropertyManager appears.

  2. Select a reference edge (not a horizontal or vertical edge, which would create a standard Projection View).

    The reference edge can be an edge of a part, a silhouette edge, an axis, or a sketched line.

    Auxiliary views are not available from detail views.

    As you move the pointer, a preview of the view is displayed if you selected Show contents while dragging drawing view. You can also control the alignment and orientation of the view.

  3. Move the pointer until the view is where you want, then click to place the view. You can edit the view labels and change the alignment of the view if necessary.

If you used a sketched line to create an Auxiliary View, the sketch is absorbed so you cannot delete it inadvertently. You can delete sketch entities while editing the sketch.

To edit a sketched line used to create an auxiliary view:

  1. Select the Auxiliary View.

  2. In the Auxiliary View PropertyManager, select Arrow.

  3. Right-click the view arrow and select Edit Sketch.

  4. Edit the sketched line, then exit the sketch.

To edit the view arrow:

On the view arrow, drag the:

  • Center handle to move it

  • End handle to resize it

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