Creates section entities from 3D solids, 3D surfaces, polyface meshes, and 3D faces, so that you can see inside the 3D entity.
Accessing the Command
command bar: sectionplane
menu bar: Model | Sections | Section Plane
ribbon: Model | Sections | Section Plane
toolbar: Sections |
Prompts you in the command bar:
Specify start point or [select Face/Draw/Orthographic]: (Specify the start point of the section plane)
Specify through point: (Specify a second point)
Newly created section planes have their Clip Display status set to on. As sectionplanes are entities, they can be edited and deleted.
Specify start point
Specifies the starting point of a 2D section plane; prompts you:
Specify through point - pick a second point
As you move the cursor, the program ghosts the section plane:
Use entity snaps to make the pick points accurate.
Select the planar face of a 3D solid; this option does not work with non-planar faces, such as on spheres.
Select entity - choose a face
The section plane coincides with the selected face. The LiveSection property is turned on automatically. Live sections are sections that can be interactively edited.
Define the section plane by two or more points; draws L and U-shaped sections planes.
The section plane is created through the specified points and perpendicular to the current UCS. The Image below shows an L-shape section plane.
Places a section plane entity in one of the six standard drawing orientations, relative to the current UCS is created; prompts you:
Align section to [Front/bAck/Top/Bottom/Left/Right]: <Top> - enter an option
The program draws the orthographic section plane through the center of the bounding box that contains all 3D entities in the drawing. The figure shows the result of the Top section plane:
The Live Section property is turned on automatically.
- Align a section plane to a face
- To create a vertical section plane
- To create a horizontal section plane
- To create a vertical jogged section plane
- To create a horizontal jogged section plane
- To create a orthographic section plane
- To edit the properties of a section plane
- To modify the size and position of a section plane
ClipDisplay - toggles the Clip Display property of a section plane or a BIM section entity.
LiveSection - switches the Live Section property of a section plane on or off.
Section - creates section planes of 3D solids, 3D Faces, and Surfaces; the results are region entities.
SectionPlaneSettings - defines the properties of a section plane entity in the Drawing Explorer - Section Planes dialog.
SectionPlaneToBlock - saves the selected section plane to a 2D cross section / elevation block or a 3D cutaway section block.
BimSection - creates a BIM section entity.
BimSectionOpen - opens the drawing file related to a BIM section entity; or the 3D BIM model related to a BIM section drawing.
BimSectionUpdate - exports or updates the result of a BIM section in a drawing.