Section Planes

When working with Scenes, Graphics, Layers, and other settings you can also introduce multiple Section Planes to see inside of your model

  1. Click the Section icon from the main toolbar

  2. Hover your mouse over one of the glass faces - the arrow indicators show that the section will cut into the building

  3. Click to place the Section plane. The plane scales to the size of your model, and stays selected (hence the blue color)

  4. Click the plane start the move tool and push the plane inward. Click again to place the plane down. Once you're happy with the location of the Section Plane, click Esc to clear the selection

  5. Go to the Layers tab. Two new layers have been generated - Section Indicators and Section Cut 1. Toggle Section Cut 1 off and back on. This controls the cut effect. Now toggle the Section Indicator layer off, this hides the plane, and the arrow indicators

  6. Go to the Visual Styles tab. On the Surfaces panel, turn on the Poche color - it defaults to Black. This effect will color the inside faces of the section cut with a specified color

  7. You can add up to 6 section cuts to your model. You can experiment by navigating to the Aerial View scene and placing a section plane that removes the roof

  8. Make sure to return to the Scenes tab and update your scenes, so that your Section graphics are stored