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RE: AUTOCAD: Extracting 2D Section from 3D Frame Model

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As I said, I don't honestly know if AutoCAD can do that or not...or if you
really must have something like Revit.  I just don't use AutoCAD these
days...I just get to "crunch the numbers".  But it would makes
sense...remember, just about any company's goal is to pry more cash out of
your wallet!  <grin>

Regards,

Scott
Adrian, MI 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc] 
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2009 5:05 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: AUTOCAD: Extracting 2D Section from 3D Frame Model

Scott Maxwell wrote:
> Are you trying to do a section (i.e. cut through some items) or an 
> elevation/plan (no "cutting" through anything)?
>
> I don't know if AutoCAD can do the former...I believe that is kind of 
> why Revit exists.  You should be able to do a viewport of the model 
> and only show a "plan" or "elevation" view of the model, but you might 
> need to "turn some stuff off" (i.e. put some things that you don't 
> want shown on a layer and turn that layer off).
>
>   
The first is what I'm trying to do, and it surprises me to hear that I'd
have to go through Revit. I'd think that was such a low-level function that
it would exist in Autocad for Revit's use, rather than the other way around.

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