You can create sectional views from 3D models based on where a transparent cutting plane called a section object intersects the model. When live sectioning is active on a section object, you can see the inner details of the model, when the section plane is stationary or as you move it through the 3D model. Live sectioning allows you to dynamically change the cut profile of the intersected solid.
You can create section objects using the SECTIONPLANE command.
Section objects have three states: Section Plane, Section Boundary, and Section Volume. Depending on the state you choose, you can view the cutting plane as a 2D plane, a 2D box, or a 3D box. Grips allow you to make adjustments to the length, width, and height of the cutting area.
When you select a section object, various types of grips display that perform different functions. These grips are
With a preselected section object, you can access the following controls on the shortcut menu by right-clicking the section line.
Section objects have properties just as other AutoCAD objects do. Properties are stored in the section line and can be accessed in the Properties palette. For example, you can change the section objectâ€™s name, layer and linetype, and the color and transparency of the section plane indicator (the section objectâ€™s transparent cutting plane).
Section objects can be associated with named views and cameras in the View Manager.
You can control the visibility of section objects when you render, plot, or view them in the Autodesk DWF Viewer.
Like other objects, you can create tools from individual section objects that can be accessed from a tool palette.
You can create a section line that has multiple segments (jogs), using the Draw Section option of the SECTIONPLANE command. You can also add a jog to an existing section object using the Add Jog to Section option on the shortcut menu.