Dont know why I have this problem. I am not able to take a section at my requirement. Everytime, I have to create a workplane and then define the section.
Usually the sectioning is done w.r.t flat surface/s and then the section plane can be offset depending upon our requirement and placement in the assy. I am not getting this offset option when I want a Sectioned View. The section takes where I click on the flat face straight.
You never mentioned which version you're on; I'm on 2010 Pro.
I believe that behavior is as designed. I would LOVE dynamic sectioning in an assembly: grab the workplane, drag it around and watch your section update in real time.
To satisfy my own curiosity, I created an offset workplane and made the section. I updated the offset value of that workplane and the section DID NOT change. Nor could I grab that workplane and drag it around via mousing.
The functionality might exist in newer releases but I don't know for sure.
Yes, we need to know your version as this functionality was added in Inventor 2011 Sub Bonus Pack 1 and is fully included in Inventor 2012.
However, a possible workaround in some situations is to temporarily unground/unconstrain the assembly and drag it back and forth through the sectioning plane(s). Works very well for relatively small assemblies.
Ohh Sorry... I did not ention of Inventor which I am using.
I am using the Inv2011 (The bonus pack mentioned in the earlier post). The feature works in all other machines except mine.
The problem is not with just one assembly but with all.
@Sam, U are rite. but the problem is that I work in large assemblies (having approx 50-80 sub assys and N no. of parts and hardware).
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