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Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 9:33:27 PM | Sectional Perspective NOT cutting in the N,S,E and W direction




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I have read most of the post in the forum on sectional perspectives using a camera, dynamic view, "orient to"...etc.  I have not been able to find what I am REALLY looking for.

Here is what I like if anyone knows.

A sectional perspective where...

In a camera/perspective view I use the sectional box.  What I would like to be able to do is have the sectional cut run parallel to my screen - the sectional box (by default) is oriented N,S,E and W.  You can rotate the sectional box - but from what I can tell...without any precision.  Ideally, if I could click on the section box and if I could orient IT to a specific view (better yet, a specific angle) NOT my view but ORIENT THE SECTION CUT.

Another way of thinking about it would be if I could cut a traditional section - maintain that section cut, orbit the view into a 3D PERSPECTIVE view, that would work too.

Please remember I am looking for a true perspective (vanishing points) AND to know that my section is cutting through my model at a controlled angle (not just by rotating freely the section box).

 Thanks in advance...appreciate any help anyone can give.


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Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 11:27:04 PM | Sectional Perspective NOT cutting in the N,S,E and W direction




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I'm always a little late to respond, but I think I might have this one kicked.I can't print it out to check it over very well, our plotter died.  But it looks good.

Made a section. 

Made camera view. 

Cropped my camera view to show the whole building, AND oriented this view to the section I'm using.

 Then I turn on Section in the view properties of my camera view.  I select hte section box, and go to my plan.

Since I selected my section box before going to plan the section box is visible, and I adjusted it to be aligned to the section mark.

 Like I said it looks good, and I actually think it is what your looking for, or possibley the closest thing I could find to that..


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Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 7:29:47 PM | Sectional Perspective NOT cutting in the N,S,E and W direction




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I know this is years after your original post, but in version 2012, if you select the section box, the regular Rotate tool on the Modify tab will let you rotate it with any desired degree of precision. Adjust the pertinent face(s) as needed. Is this what you were lookibg for?

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