Adding cross section lines

modeling
#1

I’m making a drawing in layout of a pretty complex small part. there’s several cross sectional views necessary to ass in my part. I know how to get the cross sectional view in Sketchup, insert it into layout, however I can’t seem to make diagonal lines appear on the area where the cross section cut is made in the drawing. These parts are all uploaded using the STP/SLD converter-plug in. Any help on how to add the cross section lines? I’ve been drawing them in physically and it takes forever and doesn’t even look very good.

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#2

I’m not sure what that means. I’ve never had to do that to my part.

Are you referring to hatching? You could do that in a couple of ways, Use TIG’s Add Section Cut Face in SketchUp and apply a hatch texture to it. Or you could create a group from slice in SU, show that group in a separate scene which you stack on top of the original viewport. Render the group from slice viewport as Vector and then explode it so it becomes LayOut geometry. You should then be able to turn on Fill and use a hatch fill set in Shape Style.

Here’s an example of some sections with hatching using Add Section Cut Face.

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#3

I am referring to cross hatching. I will try using the make a group method. Since I am doing this to imported solidworks parts, they are all coming in rendered as surface splines, which are not solid and I cannot add a section cut face to

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#4

I’d be inclined to clean up the geometry first and make it a proper SketchUp model before I madeasection cut or tried to do anything else with it.

Good luck.

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