Offset Section  


Offset Section of the Electrical Contact Plate Solid Model.

The cutting plane for an offset section is stepped or offset at one or more right angle bends, but will eventually cut through the whole object. Here, the cutting plane starts on the left side of the model and cuts through the small end hole. It is then offset one more time to cut through the pocket recess and the two large through holes. Finally the cutting plane is offset one more time to cut through the back slot on the right end of the model. The front part of the object is then assumed to be removed, showing the remaining part as an offset section.

Full Section Drawing of the Chuck Jaw.

The cutting plane line is drawn on the top view. The two right angle bends indicating the position of the cutting plane are shown cutting through the small hole on the left, the recess and large holes in the middle, and the back slot on the right side. the offset section is shown in the front view. The part of the contact plate that is solid material at the cutting plane is shown crosshatched. The part of the object that is hollow at the cutting plane is not crosshatched, but the visible background lines of these features are drawn. The edges created by the offsets are not indicated in any manner in the sectioned view. Only the cutting plane line in the top view conveys this information.


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