SolidWorks Tips and Tricks

How to create an isometric section view -1

How to create an isometric section view -1

27 May, 2009


Many times people have been asking about how they can create an Isometric Section view. When I started working on Solidworks, I used the configurations trick to accomplish this. Now a day I call that as an old trick. I have used one simple revolved part for this exercise. This trick can be applied to assemblies as well. Here goes the old ISO section trick. Please note that if you use SolidWorks 2007 and onwards, please have a look at this tips instead.

1) Create one configuration of the part/assembly of which you want to show the ISO Section.


2) Give any name as per the convenience. I have used Iso Section.


3) Now create a rectangle on the face, either half or one quarter. I have used one quarter.


4) Create a full cut extrude.



5) Save you part and switch to Default configuration.


6) Create the drawing placing/creating an Isometric view.

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7) Now RMB on the view and select properties.


8 ) Change the configuration from the pop up window.


9) Your view will look similar to shown below.


You can also skip steps 5-9 by placing the Iso Section configuration on the first view itself. I just wanted to show another option also.

10) Go to Insert, Annotations and select Area/Hatch fill or select from the toolbar.


11) Select the two faces in the Isometric view. Set the type, scale, angle etc. of the hatch and click OK.


12) You are done with the Isometric Section View.


Deepak Gupta http://gupta9665.wordpress.comThanks Deepak for this new SolidWorks tips! Clement  

This post was submitted by Deepak Gupta.

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  • Al Whatmough says:

    There is a much easier way to do this at the drawing level



  • Chen G. says:

    You could much easily create a section view in a drawing and then RMB it and use “Isometric Section View”…

  • Deepak Gupta says:

    Yes, I agree with both of you. But that option is not possible in older versions of SolidWorks and SW07 and onwards have that option of RMB on the section view and select “ISOMETRIC SECTION VIEW”


  • Thanks guys for your comments. I actually received two tips from Deepak regarding the isometric view but didn’t get a chance to post the second one yet. I just published it here and updated the other post to avoid confusion:

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