Creates section entities.
Creates section entities from 3D solids, 3D surfaces, polyface meshes and 3D faces. This command helps to see inside a 3D entity.
Note: New created section planes have their Clip Display status set to on. As section planes are entities, they can be edited and deleted.
Options within the command
- Specify start point
- Specifies the starting point of a 2D section plane.
Note: BricsCAD ghosts the section plane during the cursor’s movement.
Note: Use entity snaps to make the pick points accurate.
- select Face
- Select the planar face of a 3D solid.
Note: BricsCAD ghosts the section plane during the cursor’s movement. Use entity snaps to make the pick points accurate.
Note: The section plane coincides with the selected face. The Live Section property is turns on automatically. Live sections are sections that can be interactively edited through the Properties panel.
- Define the section plane by two ore more points. Draws L and U-shaped section planes.
Note: The section plane is created through the specified points and perpendicular to the current UCS.
- Places a section plane entity in one of the six standard drawing orientations, relative to the current UCS.
Note: BricsCAD draws the orthographic section plane through the center of the bounding box that contains all 3D entities in the drawing. E.g.; the result of a Top section plane: