Using Sol-View & Sol-Draw to Speed Up 3D Ortho Drawing

For Closeup view click sprocket.pdf

Procedure

Draw the parts needed in 2D then create the necessary polylines to extrude or revolve.

Start by using the revolve function and revolve half of the sprocket around the center line:  

Extrude, union and subtract parts as needed to create the 3D model.

See below for drawing the threads:

  • Half of the thread is drawn, revolved then subtracted from the model. 

In model space select the view that you will start with.

  • All other objects should have their layer turned off.

In layout view (paper space) type the command “SOLVIEW” (no  quotes).

  • Enter an option --- enter “U” for “UCS
  • Select “Current” (This will give your view as the one you setup in Model Space).
  • Enter view scale --- enter “0.5” for a scale of 1:2 (half size).
  • Specify center of view --- click on the page where you want to put the view, re-click if you want to move it --- Right click to complete the command.
  • Specify first corner of viewport --- click top corner.
  • Specify the opposite corner.
  • Enter view name --- enter “Front” 
  • Enter an option --- enter “S” for “SECTION” --- we want the right side view to be a section view.
  • Specify first point of cutting plane --- move cursor to center so it snaps to the center point (OSNAP on and Center turned on) then shift up to the top and click.
  • Specify second point of cutting plane --- move cursor down to bottom and click to specify other end of the cutting plane.
  • Specify side to view from --- pick the right side of the sprocket.
  • Enter view scale --- enter “0.5” for a scale of 1:2 (half size).
  • Specify center of view --- click on the page where you want to put the view, re-click if you want to move it --- Right click to complete the command.
  • Specify first corner of viewport --- click top corner.
  • Specify the opposite corner.
  • Enter view name --- enter “Section
  • Hit “Enter” to complete the command.

If you double click in the front viewport and then go and look at the layers you will notice that the FRONT and SECTION layers have been created and named for you.  Also the correct layers will be frozen in the correct viewports automatically.

Enter “SOLDRAW” to create the profiles and do the sectioning.

  • Select objects --- select the created viewports.
  • You will need to double click on the hatch pattern and re-adjust the hatch scale to an appropriate amount (try 20)

Enter “MVIEW” and create a viewport for your isometric view.

Add the dimensions, centerlines, cutting plane line, set the isometric view to hideplot, freeze the viewport boxes, etc.