You can generate a 2D or 3D block representation
of the cross-sectional area where a section object intersects a 3D
Section/Elevation dialog box, you can choose the
type of block that is created. If your project requires 2D
elevation drawings or 2D cross sections, the 2D Section / Elevation
option creates an accurate block representation that is ready for
dimensioning. If youâ€™re creating a presentation and need to publish
or render a cutaway of the 3D model, you would use the 3D Section
Here are some
additional considerations for generating sections.
Both 2D and 3D sections can be inserted into the drawing as an
unnamed block or saved to an external file as a wblock. Generated
sections are created as blocks that can be renamed and edited using
Blocks can be rescaled and rotated prior to insertion in the
drawing. The insertion basepoint can also be changed.
3D objects inserted as xrefs and blocks in the drawing can be
used to generate sections.
2D sections are created using 2D lines, arcs, circles,
ellipses, splines, and hatch patterns.
3D sections are created using 3D solids and surfaces, but 2D
lines are used for profile outlines and hatch patterns.