Overview: In this lesson, you will learn how to use the Detail option of BimSection in order to produce detailed sections.
The detailed sections are section planes that have the volume state applied automatically. These sections only contain the details inside of the volume and so they are used to focus on a part of the project. Detailed sections can be defined from scratch or based on an existing section.
For more information about this command, visit the Command Reference article BimSection.
Define a detailed section from scratch
Select Detail Section from the ribbon or use the command line by entering BimSection followed by D to choose the detail option.
You are prompted: Select the first corner of the section box or [Based on an existing section/Scale]:
Select the first corner of the area you wish to be contained within the detailed section.
You are prompted: Select the opposite corner of section box:
Select the opposite corner snap to a point or enter the distances. Use the TAB key to switch between dynamic dimension fields.
You are prompted: Select the height of volume box <4000>:
In this case, the default height is 4000mm.
- To complete the volume, do one of the following:
- Press Enter to accept the default height.
- Specify a point.
- Type a value in the dynamic dimension field (1).
To view the detailed section which has just been defined, hover over the section and select Clipdisplay (2) from the Quad Or double-click the selected section. Now only the detailed section will be visible (3).
Define a detailed section based on an existing section
Here you will be shown how to position the base of your detailed section on an already existing section.
Highlight the existing section that you want the detailed section base to be positioned on and select Detail Section from the Quad.
You are prompted: Select first corner of volume box base rectangle:
Draw a rectangle around the desired area by typing the values in the dynamic dimension fields. Hit the TAB key to go back and forth between the dynamic dimension fields (4, 5). Your selection will be aligned with the plane of the existing section.
Press Enter to confirm the values. The volume section box displays dynamically.
You are prompted: Select the height of the volume section box.
Press Enter to accept the default height.
Specify a point.
Type a value in the dynamic dimension field.
The detailed section has now been defined and can be found in the structure browser. Hover over the section and select Clipdisplay from the Quad Or double-click the selected section to view it.
To generate the detailed section on a sheet, select the detailed section and select Generate Section from the Quad.
You can open the section results by clicking Open Model. When the section plane(s) are selected. The sheet is saved to the same folder containing the model drawing.
If you need more help with how to generate drawings, visit the Generating Drawings page.