2 Section ViewsWhen a part has a lot of interior details, hidden lines can make the part hard to understand and dimension. To see the interior of these parts, we cut some of the part away. This allows for details to be seen clearly, as well as, giving us alternative locations to properly dimension the part.
3 Sectional Views Types of Sectional Views Half Full Offset Removed RevolvedBroken-outAligned
4 Half SectionNotice how the cutting plane line runsthrough the center of the part andthere is no arrow head.In a half section, one quarter of the part is cut away. This is done with symmetrical parts where you would like to show the outside, as well as, the inside details.
5 Full Section A full section is a view that shows what the object looks like if it were cut inhalf.A cutting plane line is used to indicate how the frontview was cut. It is also labeled in case another sectionis necessary. The arrows should point in the line of sightas you are looking straight on at the section.Section lines called Hatch lines are used to show where thepart is solid. This helps to see the detail that would benormally blocked and only shown as hidden lines.
6 Offset SectionInterior features not in line with each other can be shown in an offset section view.Note how the cutting plane line changes and follows the center of each feature.
7 Revolved SectionsUsed when an object has a constant shape throughout the length that cannot be illustrated in an external view.The section is revolved 90 degrees. It may be represented one of two ways, either broken away or not.
8 Not Broken Away Revolved Section Section is revolved90 degrees
9 Broken Away Revolved Section Section is revolved90 degrees and brokenaway from part
10 Broken-out Section Views A small portion of an object may be broken away to clarify an interior surface or feature. No cutting plane line is used.
12 Removed SectionsA cutting plane is placed through the part where the section is taken. The removed sections are not aligned with the view. Placement is in the surrounding area.
13 Sections are not aligned Removed SectionsSections are not alignedwith the view.
14 Aligned Section ViewsA true projection of a part with inclined ribs, spokes, and arms will be foreshortened. An aligned section view is recommended to acquire accurate dimensions of the part. The cutting plane is bent at an angle as it passes through the object. The section view is then projected 90 degrees from the cutting plane and is in alignment to the original view.
15 Aligned Section Views View is projected 90 degrees from the cutting plane and is inalignment to the original view.Cutting plane isbent at an angle