How to Draft Across Parting Lines | SOLIDWORKS

Drafting is a graphical representation of structures, machines, and their component parts that communicates the engineering intent of a technical design to the craftsman or worker who makes the product. To know how to draft across parting lines follow video and detailed stepwise process.

Drafting Across Parting Lines

You can create a draft on both sides of the Parting line selections at the same time from the Draft PropertyManager.

In the Draft PropertyManager, under Draft Angle, toggle Direction 2 and then specify your draft angles.

You can use the same draft angle for both directions by checking the Symmetrical Draft.

Define a Direction of Pull.

Then, under Parting Lines, select the model edges you want to use.

Toggle Show preview to view the draft before clicking OK.

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