11 2D Layout

In this chapter, we’ll turn the Chapter 9 planetary gear set into a sheet of orthographic, scaled drawings. Such documentation is needed for shop fabrication or to prepare drawings suitable for a CNC cutting machine.

Convert Bodies to Components

Open the gear model. Convert all bodies in the file into components. Although solid bodies can enter the drawing workspace unconverted, they lack full functionality there. Mesh, T-spline, and surface bodies will not enter the drawing workspace at all.

Enter the Drawing Workspace

Click the Workspace menu and then select Drawing From Design. Figure 11-1 shows two ways to do this. If the ...

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