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Inserting a Section View

Vertical

To insert a vertical section view:

  1. In a drawing view, click Section View tool_Section_View_Drawing.gif (Drawing toolbar) or Insert > Drawing View > Section.
  2. In the Section View PropertyManager, click Section.
  3. In Cutting Line, select Auto-start section view.
  4. Click Vertical Cutting-line-Vertical.png and move the cutting line to the location and click.
  5. Drag the preview to a location and click to place the section view.

Horizontal

To insert a horizontal section view:

  1. In a drawing view, click Section View tool_Section_View_Drawing.gif (Drawing toolbar) or Insert > Drawing View > Section.
  2. In the Section View PropertyManager, click Section.
  3. In Cutting Line, select Auto-start section view.
  4. Click Horizontal Cutting-line-Horizontal.png and move the cutting line to the location and click.
  5. Drag the preview to a location and click to place the section view.

Auxiliary

To insert an auxiliary section view:

  1. In a drawing view, click Section View tool_Section_View_Drawing.gif (Drawing toolbar) or Insert > Drawing View > Section.
  2. In the Section View PropertyManager, click Section.
  3. In Cutting Line, select Auto-start section view.
  4. Click Auxiliary Cutting-line-auxiliary.png, and move the cutting line and pointer to the location and click.
  5. Move the pointer sectionxpert-pointer.png to the location to set the angle of the cutting line.
  6. Drag the preview to a location and click to place the section view.

Aligned

To insert an aligned section view:

  1. In a drawing view, click Section View tool_Section_View_Drawing.gif (Drawing toolbar) or Insert > Drawing View > Section.
  2. In the Section View PropertyManager, click Section.
  3. In Cutting Line, select Auto-start section view.
  4. Click Aligned Cutting-line-aligned.png and move the vertex of the cutting line to the location and click.
  5. Move the pointer sectionxpert-pointer.png to the location to set the angle of the first segment of the cutting line.
  6. Move the pointer to the location to set the angle of the second cutting line and click.
  7. Drag the preview to a location and click to place the section view.


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