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Section Views in Models

In a section view in a part or assembly document, the model is displayed as if cut by planes and faces that you specify, to show the internal construction of the model.

You can:
  • Toggle the view off and on. The section view state is retained, even when you save and reopen the document.
  • Show or hide a section cap. If you show a section cap, you can choose whether it displays with its own color.
  • Select the faces, edges, and vertices created by a section view.
  • Save the section view as a named view in the part or assembly document or as an annotation view for use in drawing documents.
You can also create section views in drawings.
Zebra stripes are not available with an active section view.

To create a section view:

  1. In a part or assembly document, click Section View tool_Section_View.gif (View toolbar) or View > Display > Section View.
  2. In the Section View PropertyManager, under Section 1, set the properties.
  3. To section the model with additional planes or faces, select Section 2 and Section 3 and set the properties.

    Section 3 is unavailable until Section 2 has been selected.

  4. Click PM_OK.gif.

    To return the model to full view, click Section View tool_Section_View.gif again.

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