How to create a crop view in SOLIDWORKS Drawings?

November 2, 2020

What is a crop view

A crop view focuses on a portion of a drawing view by hiding all but a defined area. The uncropped portion is enclosed using a sketch, usually a spline or other closed contour.

You can crop any drawing view except a Detail View or a view from which a Detail View has been created. Crop View can save steps because you do not create a new view. For example, instead of creating a Section View and then a Detail View, then hiding the unnecessary Section View, you can crop the Section View directly.

Steps to create a crop view

1. In a drawing view, sketch a closed profile such as a rectangle.

The closed sketch geometry is used to determine which portion of the reference view will be retained.

Important: Closed sketch geometry should be fully inside the Bounding Box.How to create a crop view in SOLIDWORKS Drawings?

2. Select one edge from the closed ketch geometry.

Select one edge to select the whole closed sketch geometry.

How to create a crop view in SOLIDWORKS Drawings?

3. In the command Manager, click the “View Layout” Tab and Click on Crop ViewHow to create a crop view in SOLIDWORKS Drawings?

4. View the completed crop view in your Drawing

How to create a crop view in SOLIDWORKS Drawings?

For a more detailed steps on creating crop view in SOLIDWORKS Drawings, check out this video:

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