Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I was working in industry, I created a lot of cylindrical parts that had internal features. I created more O-Ring grooves than I want to think about!
That translated into having to create a ton of Breakout Views.
Inventor's Breakout Views are pretty easy in my opinion, but that doesn't mean there aren't a couple of places you can get tripped up.
The basic steps are:
- Select the view to breakout (don't miss this step!)
- Draw a closed profile
- Finish the sketch
- Choose 'Breakout View'
- Select Options
- Hit OK.
If you see it, don't panic! Just make sure you pick the view you want to use first!
As always, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a video to go with it!
On a non-Inventor note....
For those in the United States, Happy Memorial Day.
At the Planes of Fame Museum I was lucky enough to sit in the top turret of a B-17 Flying Fortress that is currently under restoration.
It was very cool, but also pretty humbling when I considered the courage of the crews that were in there in combat. Thanks to all those who flew those for real, so I could sit in there for fun.
Here I am sitting in the top turret of a B-17 Flying Fortress. I know I look angry, but I'm really just squinting because of the sun.
The 'business end' of the B-17s top turret. The .50 caliber machine guns are non-functioning of course. That's a DC-3 in view of the turret.