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Projected View

Projected views are created by folding off an existing view in one of eight possible projections. The resulting view orientation is affected by the setting of First angle or Third angle projection as defined in the drawing sheet properties.

Projected views are created for orthogonal views with the following tools:

Standard 3 View. The Front view is a model view and the other two views are projected views, using First angle or Third angle projection as specified in Sheet Properties.

Model View. When inserting an orthographic (front, right, left, top, bottom, and back) model view, the Projected View PropertyManager appears so you can insert projected views from any orthographic views on the drawing sheet.

Projected View. Insert projected views from any orthographic view.

You can create a projected view of an exploded assembly view, but not from a detail view.

Projected view from a projected view

Projected view from a section view - the entire part is shown

To create a projected view:

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

    The Projected View PropertyManager appears.

  2. In the graphics area, select a view from which to project.

  3. To select the direction of projection, move the pointer to the appropriate side of the selected view.

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 of the view.

In this example, the projected view is to the right of the selected view.


  1. When the view is where you want it, click to place the view. The projection view is placed on the sheet, aligned to the view from which it was created. By default, you can move a projection view only in the direction of the projection. You can change the alignment of the view if necessary.

Related Topics

Auxiliary views

Relative to model views

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