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Is there a way to edit the look and graphic attributes (shape, size, fill, etc) of the section line?

Changing the line weight only affects one line. Changing the fill only fills the arrow and the end marker.

I can't find a way to replace the circle or the arrow....

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Select the section line, go to the Object info palette, and click on 'Set Marker Styles'. When the window opens, click on either the beginning or end marker and change it. (See the attached images of the windows.)

Once you've got the styles you like, with the line still selected, use the Attributes Palette to change line style, weight, colour, fill, etc.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks. That's exactly what I was looking for. (And it was right where I should have been looking.)

So the section line is a Vector Script Object? Are those shapes stored somewhere? Can users add additional shapes?

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Micheal, there is a file with the shapes. On a Mac (don't know about Windows), go to your VectorWorks folder in 'Applications' and open the following file path: Libraries/Defaults/Section - Markers. Open the file 'Section Markers.vwx". Go to the Resource Browser and look at the symbols in it.

If you want to change an existing symbol shape, select and edit it in the Browser, then save the file.

If you want to add a new one, duplicate one of the symbols in the Resource Browser, re-name it using the same naming convention, change it to your liking by editing the symbol, exit the symbol and Resource Browser, then save the file.

When you've done the above, open your drawing, draw a section line, and change one of the markers. You should see your new marker in the pop-down window that appears. Select it and you should be on your way!

Hope this helps!

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