A possibility to set parts to be automatically exclude in assembly drawings cross-sections.
Some parts may never be hatch: screws, pins, gears....(standards)
It takes a long time to exclude these parts in all X-Sections.Thanks.
Excludes fasteners from being sectioned. Fasteners include any item inserted from SolidWorks Toolbox (nuts, bolts, washers, and so on) except for structural members. You can also designate any component as a fastener so it will not be sectioned. To preview the fasteners, select Show excluded fasteners.
ASME Y14.3-1994 in section 4.3.1 states: "Sectioning Assembled Items. Where the cutting plane lies along the longitudinal axis of items such as shafts, bolts, nuts, rods, rivets, keys, pins, screws, ball or roller bearings, gear teeth, spokes, and the like, these parts are not sectioned except where internal construction must be shown."
I have used another high end CAD system in the past, and they had a parameter that we could add to the parts that the system would read and if set to NO, it would not cross-section those items. We used this in our family tables of hardware items and it was very beneficial.
Since this is an aid to having drawings conform to ASME standards, its consideration should be discussed at the next Modeling/Drafting TC meeting.
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