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How to show roof below on floor plan

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I am working on my first set of drawings with VW 12.5.2. The building has a second story where some roof areas are below 48" a.f.f. Is there a way to show these roof areas on the floor plan with a cut line at the 48" a.f.f. height and only the roof below 48"? See the attached image for my current model.

Thanks.

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Look at your model in elevation, and take a 2d section (Model -> Cut 2D Section) at the desired height. You can use this to construct a view of the roof in 2d, or you can use it to create a mask to use in annotation space to obscure portions of the roof you don't want to see. That roof viewport is placed below the 2nd story plan viewport on your sheet layer (just duplicate your plan viewport, change the layer settings to show the roof, add mask in annotation space, and send it back).

I don't think there is an easier way to do this. Unfortunately, we can't create a section viewport that cuts through the building on a horizontal plane.

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Follow Pete's suggestion , then try creating a hybrid symbol for this 'special' display scenario thus avoiding the additional Viewport stuff. FYI, Hybrids provide the opportunity to use existing Symbols by simply duplicating>edit>manipulate 2d.

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