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Is there a Shaft Break in Alibre?

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by slipstick, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. slipstick

    slipstick Member

    I'm wondering if there is a way to add breaks other than the three that I can find. I need a shaft break on occasion, such as the round one on the top left.

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  2. jfleming

    jfleming Senior Member

    The three you've found are all that I've seen. Another area in drawings that needs improvement.
  3. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    Yes! There is no reason that a CAD-generated Drawing should not be as clear and "nice" as the best hand-drawn Drawing ever made!
  4. slipstick

    slipstick Member

    Absolutely. A CAD program should allow the user to express himself as well as the subject, just like an artist in any other medium. AutoCAD sort of sterilized the work - I'd like to see drawings like this again.

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  5. VoltsAndBolts

    VoltsAndBolts Senior Member

    Looks like it's from the day when Engineering was an Art.
  6. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User

    It's hardly 'clear' - though with old methods (or shortage of paper) I understand the temptation to cram everything into a single view, instead of separate part and assembly drawings.
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  7. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    Slipstick -- The image you show is relatively easy to generate in Alibre. The choice involved picking the items to be Sectioned and "de-listing" those that should not. It can be somewhat of a PITA to generate such a view, but it can be done. One of my arguments is that Section Views (and Datums) need to defined at the Model leved. -- Lew
  8. slipstick

    slipstick Member

    Yes, poor choice of image on my part. I was shooting more for the aesthetic that the drawing has. I wonder if that was the standard way to draw assemblies back then...
  9. slipstick

    slipstick Member


    While we're on the topic of section views, is it possible to have a cross section of an isometric view like this?

    cross section.png
  10. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Believe it or not but my current manager wants drawings done this way. An entire injection mould assembly with every single dimension required for manufacture on one drawing. Don't like it. Incredibly cluttered.
  11. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User

    Slipstick - insert it in a higher level assembly, use an assembly cut to remove half the model, then generate a 2D drawing from it.

    Not perfect - you'd have to fiddle the hatching, but it can be done.
  12. slipstick

    slipstick Member

    I followed part of that - I have a 3D section view (is that an assembly cut?), but can't figure out how to make a 2D drawing from that.

    Crumbs - I don't have the Expert Version...
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2018
  13. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User

    Sorry you need Expert for assembly features....
  14. Paul W

    Paul W Member

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