Can you make an image like this in a SolidWorks drawing?
Sure you can. All you have to do is:
- Open your assembly.
- Make a configuration.
- Create an assembly feature that cuts away the outer casing.
- Make a drawing of that configuration.
- Apply the hatching as a drawing feature.
While you were doing that I added shadows to mine.
How about adding a parts list that cross highlites to the geometry and can be viewed in a web browser? Like this one.
If you are browsing with Firefox you can view an interactive version of the file. I don't have the web skills to make it work on other browsers, but since I can view the SVG file in IE I can't imagine its that hard to do.
I made these images while preparing a webinar we just ran on the new features in 3DVIA Composer V6R2012, the latest release that came out this summer. This release now support the multiple section planes that I used in the earlier images. Prior to that I could only have one section plane in an SVG image. These views are great for service manuals, product documentation, or spare parts catalogs. And best of all the tool is designed for anyone to use. You don't have to be a SolidWorks user, so you can let the person who needs the image create it based upon your designs instead of creating it for them.
If you missed the webcast we'll be doing it again so keep an eye on the schedule.