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Cross section & Front View

These features are used to get a vertical or horizontal cross section view of a chosen drawing part in the layout. Cross-sections will be including frames and terrain elements for extra precision. 

There are 2 types of cross sections:

  1. Cross section - Terrain

After selecting Cross section feature, you will have 2 options:

Terrain cross section is used to make an instant cross section view of selected area.
It starts off with selecting the First point & then the Second point. Then finish with selecting the final point for the placement of terrain cross section:

🛈 Cross section - Terrain can be used in any direction.

2. Cross section - Frames & Terrain

After selecting Cross section feature, you will have 2 options:

Frames & terrain cross section is used to make an instant cross section view of selected area and the structures. It starts off with selecting the PV area then confirming the First point & the Second point. Then finish with selecting the final point for the placement of terrain cross section:

🛈 Cross section - Frames & Terrain can be only used in vertical direction.


Cross sections now will include a border, section naming and elevation lines:

You will also be able to track your section starting and ending points with a visual line for easier reference. The line is also portrayed at an angle to match with the frame azimuth.

3. Front View

Front view cross section - allows to view a frame from the front (previously under one Cross section) is now accessible through the ribbon:

Front view is used to make an instant front view cross section of selected area and the structures. It starts off with selecting the PV area then confirming the First point & the Second point. Then finish with selecting the final point for the placement of terrain cross section:

🛈 Front View can be only used in horizontal direction.

🛈 Note: if the cross section is vertical then one half of the block will be deleted in the view of the cross section. This is due to the fact that the cross-section gives you the precise view from the point of view of the cut.

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