When you’re ready to document your design, you can take advantage of your existing data by creating 2D sections from the 3D model. It’s easy to do using the Section Plane tool, which is available on the Home Tab, in the Section panel.
You can define a section plane using various methods. You might want to pick points or select from standard orthographic options.
If you choose the Orthographic option, you can then specify front, back, top, bottom left or right. AutoCAD automatically creates a section plane aligned with that view. You can then select the section plane and use grips to flip its direction, or change its location.
A right-click menu offers additional options including the ability to generate 2D or 3D sections from the model.
You can control how sections are displayed using the Section Settings dialog box, which is accessible from the right-click menu.
Once you’ve created the 2D sections, you can use your familiar 2D drawing editing tools to add dimensions and create the necessary 2D documentation.
- Section planes