Adjust a Section Plane

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Adjust a Section Plane

Postby rhankc » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:11 am

The Section feature includes the far extents of anything that is on my screen, and I want to limit its field of spread.
I am trying to figure out how to adjust the section plane in the cut dimension. There is a floor plan that I am showing as a section and the adjacent roof is getting cut about mid height. I want to move the section plane boundry to the edge of this roof so it shows in whole and the floor plan at the same height shows sectioned.

I'll delete the pic later.

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Re: Adjust a Section Plane

Postby Edson » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:11 am

i am not sure i get what you want to do. if you raise the section plane you will see more of the roof and less of the plan. maybe you have to work with 2 section planes.

please elaborate on your description. perhaps a sketch would help.
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Re: Adjust a Section Plane

Postby rhankc » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:12 am

It is a horizontal plane, and yes if I raise it (the plane) the roof will show but I will loose the cut at the optimum location on the walls: showing the windows and stuff I want to see..
I want to push the boundary of the section plane to the division line, where the roof wont be getting cut but the floor plan will.
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Re: Adjust a Section Plane

Postby rhankc » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:13 am

The boundaries of my sections are acres wide

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Re: Adjust a Section Plane

Postby Edson » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:14 am

if you make your building into a group, edit the group and then place the section plane it will have its width restricted to the width of the building. if you do not do that the section will be as wide as your model.

i suggest you watch these two very good videos on sections, one by go-2-school, the other by aidan chopra. and there are two more by chopra here.

have fun.
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Re: Adjust a Section Plane

Postby Edson » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:14 am

btw, what do you use to get the ripped off look to your images posted here?
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Re: Adjust a Section Plane

Postby rhankc » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:15 am

make your building into a group, edit the group and then place the section plane


Exactly what I was needing...thank you Edson. I just have to set a new section...that portion is already a group. thank you Edson.

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Re: Adjust a Section Plane

Postby rhankc » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:15 am

Edson,
Also, thanks for the links to the video tutorials. Very good...
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