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

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On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc> wrote:
> First of all, you'd think this would be among the simplest of things to do,
> but I declare to you that I've spent two hours searching the Autocad help
> files AND the web with no luck. Everything I find has to do with 3D SOLIDS
> modeling.
>
> I have a relatively simple 3D frame - just four columns connected by girders
> and some floor framing at the top of the "box." I just want to be able to
> show ONLY the plan, and ONLY one elevation view at a time, in a viewport.
>
> You'd think there'd be a simple "near and far clipping planes" setting that
> would allow you to do this, but I don't see it. As it is, you are obliged to
> show everything from a certain view.
>
> There's the "elevation" command. If you could give the elevation in a view,
> then tell it how far from the reference "elevation" below and above it, that
> would work, but again, I don't see it.
>
> Anybody?

Sectionplane command?  From the Autocad 2010 help file...

"Creates a section object that acts as a cutting plane through 3D objects."

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