By Kim Hyde
I have recently received a couple of support calls regarding creating section drawings from Inventor designs containing Tube & Pipe runs and customers finding it difficult to include the pipes and fittings in the section views, so I thought it be best to share the following in a `How to’ Blog!
The first thing to be aware of is a setting for sectioning standard parts in Inventor’s drawing view dialog.
(Standard Parts refers to Content Centre parts). Set this to `Always’ on the Display Options tab.
Turning on sectioning for pipes or pipe components within the Tube & Pipe runs involves accessing sectioning options via Inventor’s Browser in the drawing environment. You will need to expand a relevant view and right-click select each pipe run you wish to include sectioning (see image below). Another tip here in this example shows the ability to also include the pipe-route centreline for the selected run.
Finally, remember too that you can edit each section line set for style settings for scale, colour etc.