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When you create a drawing from a part, curve, surface, or subassembly, you can create it without any views, by default, or with 4 standard views: top, front, right, and isometric. Typically, the projection of the views depends on the standard chosen: first angle projection for ISO standard and third angle projection for ANSI standard, you can also use a custom template and select the projection, or change the projection after the drawing is created.

For example, a standard ANSI drawing may look like this:

example of a standard ANSI drawing

All views of a part, curve, or surface in a drawing are from the same version of the part. When creating a view (drawing, projected, auxiliary, section) the part version used is the same as for all existing views.

Views are placed on sheets and can have relationships with other views.

This table illustrates the types of views and which can be created from which:

Projected View
Can be created from: Cannot be created from:

Base views

Projected views

Section views

Aligned section views

Auxiliary views

Projected views retain settings from the view from which it is created.

Detail views

Auxiliary View
Can be created from: Cannot be created from:

Linear edge in base views

Linear edge in projected orthographic views

Linear edge in auxiliary views

Linear edge in isometric views

Linear edge in section views

Linear edge in aligned section views

Detail views

Section View
Can be created from: Cannot be created from:

Positions in base views

Positions in projected orthographic views

Positions in isometric views

Section views and aligned section views

Views with broken-out sections

Auxiliary views

Detail views

Cut line tangent to cylindrical face

Aligned Section View
Can be created from: Cannot be created from:

Positions in base views

Positions in projected orthographic views

Positions in isometric views

Section views and aligned section views

Views with broken-out sections

Auxiliary views

Detail views

Cut line tangent to cylindrical face

Broken-out Section View
Can be created from: Cannot be created from:

Projected views

Auxiliary views

Broken views

Views with other broken-out sections

Section views

Detail views

Crop views

Aligned section views

Detail View
Can be created from: Cannot be created from:

Positions in base views

Positions in projected orthographic views

Positions in isometric views

Position in an auxiliary view

Position in a section view

Position in an aligned section view

Detail views

Break View
Can be created from: Cannot be created from:

Base views

Project views

Auxiliary views

Section views

Aligned section views

Isometric views

Detail views

Crop View
Can be created from: Cannot be created from:

Projected views

Auxiliary views

Section views and aligned section views

Broken-out section views

Detail views

Break views

Deleting viewsCopy link

  1. Select the view to delete using any selection method.
  2. Press the Delete key or right-click to activate the context menu and select Delete.

Moving a viewCopy link

  1. Select the view.
  2. Drag to the desired placement.

Moving a view to another sheetCopy link

You can move any view to another, pre-existing sheet in your drawing through three ways: use the Move to sheet command on the context menu, select a new sheet in the Sheet dropdown in the Sheet properties dialog, and by dragging the view to another sheet in the Sheets flyout.

When a view is moved to another sheet, all related entities (labels, dimensions, etc) move with it.
When moving an auxiliary view, the parent view is not moved.
When moving a parent view, the auxiliary view is not moved.

Copying a view

Copy and paste views from one location to another in the same sheet, from one sheet to another in the same drawing, or from a sheet in one drawing to a sheet in another drawing in the same workspace. You cannot copy and paste views from one workspace to another, for example, from one document to another.

To copy any view:

  1. Click the view to select it.

  2. Right-click and select Copy (Ctrl+C) from the context menu.

  3. With the cursor over the new location, right-click and select Paste (Ctrl+V) to place the copied view.

You can also copy a view by holding the Alt key, then selecting and dragging the view you want to copy.

Modifying views through the Context menu (RMB)Copy link

Use the right-mouse click to open a context menu on any view to access a list of command options for that view. These command options are listed below. Note that not all the commands listed here are available for every type of view.