DesignSeries00040.pngCreating a Horizontal Section Viewport



        Create Horizontal Section Viewport

        Create Section Viewport (clip cube)


        Context menu (clip cube)

Horizontal section viewports create a cross-section view of a model that can be customized in several different ways, as outlined in Creating Section Viewports.


To create a horizontal section viewport:

  1. Prepare to create the viewport as follows:

  2.         To create a section view from a design layer, make the design layer active.

            To create a section view from an existing viewport, either select a non-sectioned viewport object in Top, Bottom, Left, Right, Front, or Back view orientation, or edit the annotations of a non-sectioned viewport.

            To create a section view from an existing clip cube object, use the Selection tool to highlight a horizontal face of the clip cube where the section will begin. (See Viewing a Model with the Clip Cube.)

  3. Select the command.

The Create Horizontal Section Viewport dialog box opens. The available parameters depend on whether you choose to place the section viewport on a sheet layer or design layer. The settings can be edited later from the Object Info palette or the Properties dialog box; access it by right-clicking on the viewport and selecting Properties from the context menu.

The scale of a design layer section viewport is the same as the layer where it is placed. The rendering mode of the current layer is also used to render the design layer section viewport.

A horizontal section viewport is created on the selected layer, and the drawing switches to that layer, displaying the new section viewport.

For viewports placed on a design layer, the view is initially set to Top/Plan, but this can be changed, and the section can be displayed in any view (the Flyover tool can also be used to view the section).

A design layer section viewport can be cropped, but it does not contain an annotation space.


Creating Section Viewports

Creating a Vertical Section Viewport

Viewport Properties

Modifying Viewports

Viewport Status

Updating Viewports


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