Creating Transparent Section Views

While creating section views in assemblies, you can set individual bodies and components as transparent. The transparency helps you see through to the internals of the model.

The transparent section view is available in PhotoView 360.

To create transparent section views:

  1. Open drive letter: \Users\Public\Public Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS
  2. Click Section View (View toolbar) or View > Display > Section View.
  3. In the PropertyManager:
    a) Under Section Method, select Zonal.
    b) Select Transparently Section Components.
  4. In the flyout FeatureManager design tree, select HOUSING – GEARS.
  5. In the PropertyManager, under Transparently Section Components:
    a) Select Include selected to make the housing transparent.
    b) Set Transparent amount to 0.75.
    c) Click the green checkmark
    The section view appears with a transparent housing.