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bowen192
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Section Three Quater

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08-06-2012 06:40 AM

Hi, I am on Publisher 2013 / Windows 7. Whenever I try a Section Three Quarter view, it sections all components rather than just the components I have selected.

 

Any ideas?

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TimeraAutodesk
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Re: Section Three Quater

08-06-2012 10:20 AM in reply to: bowen192

Hey,

 

The section tool will cut through all visibile objects. If you need to show a cut through a specific part of the assembly, turn off all other components first.

 

Thanks,

Timera

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Re: Section Three Quater

08-08-2012 01:13 AM in reply to: TimeraAutodesk

OK, cheers Timera.

 

Why has it been changed to work this way?  Having to turn off all components, other than the ones needing the section work, is an odd update. 

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TimeraAutodesk
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Re: Section Three Quater

08-08-2012 08:58 AM in reply to: bowen192

Hey,

 

So it looks like my previous post may have not been 100% on point this time (it happens to the best of us :smileyhappy: )

 

I'm collaborating with one of our developers to get the whole story and will get back to you asap.

 

Thanks for your patience!

Timera

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Re: Section Three Quater

08-08-2012 09:12 AM in reply to: TimeraAutodesk

Cheers, Timera.

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Re: Section Three Quater

08-08-2012 03:35 PM in reply to: bowen192

Ok, here's the workflow you're looking for - once I dug in it's pretty simple and works great

 

1. Create the 3/4 section view 

i.e. 1.png

 

2. Now, in the canvas browser right-click on the section group of this section view and select "Redefine components"

 

2.png

 

3. This will let you redefine which components you want in the section

       - Ctrl select each component

       - Window select components

       - These components are then represented in the browser and you can manually control what you want sectioned in there as well

 

4. And you now have a selective section view

3.png

 

Right click on the section group and now you see a new entry called "all components". Anytime you choose to section all components hit this and you are set.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Thanks,

Timera

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Re: Section Three Quater

08-14-2012 03:27 AM in reply to: TimeraAutodesk

Nice one, Timera.  Nice little tool that.

 

Just for future reference for anyone; you can add components to the Section Group by selecting Redefine, Ctrl-clicking Components and then Ctrl-clicking any additional components.

 

I only add this as it had me initially confused. :smileytongue:

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