SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Rotating a Section View About a Hole or Axis

SOLIDWORKS section views just became even more flexible and customizable. You may now create your own section plane and move it rotationally around a selected axis or hole center to get that exact section view you are looking for.

To find this feature go to your Heads-up View Toolbar> Section View> Section 1> Rotate About Axis

How to Rotate a Section View About a Hole or Axis

To use this feature, and create your own plane, you must make 2 selections:

1.) An axis, temporary axis, cylindrical face, or edge.

2.) A point or vertex.

SOLIDWORKS uses these two selections to create a plane that passes through the point or vertex and through the axis or the center of the cylindrical surface or edge.

The point selected is now the 0-degree location of the plane.

To change the position of the new plane you can specify the rotation angle. The plane will rotate about the hole center and the specified angle away from the selected point.

I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2022. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI Application Engineers will continue to break down many of the new items in SOLIDWORKS 2022. All these articles will be stored in the category of “SOLIDWORKS What’s New.”

Sara Hollett
Application Engineer
Computer Aided Technology

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