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Class attributes in sections

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It would be a good thing to have a "section fill" class attribute.

Currently, in section view, we have two fill choices:

1. Using section class (one class for different elements)

2. Using element class (each element has its inherited fill class)

Fills/hatches in section may differ from fills / hatches in plan views, usually you should have different diagonal hatches, exclusive for each class/material.

Since options 1 and 2 does not this completely, I have to make this final step by hand, so it would be appreciated to see this feature implemented in a future release...

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I have tried, but even in VW2011 this still misses.

In Viewport section, advanced properties, tab attributes, my best options to achieve what I want are:

separated transversal sections radio button on

then you have to choose between

1. using object class attributes

2. choose from the classes in the popup (Section Style is proposed)

The 1 uses the same class that in plan view (not right!)

the 2 uses one class for all (not right too!)

If there is a way, please post it...

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Right, but your method (above) does not seem to include Viewport Class Overrides. Try this: First, make sure that all classes (to be used here) are set to "Use at Creation" (do this in the Class setup dialog). Second, select the Viewport and then click on "Classes" in the Object Info Palette. Third, double click the class you wish to modify/override and then set the fill/hatch to whatever you wish to see in that particular Viewport. Now click OK to exit the dialog(s). You should now see the newly chosen attributes (in that particular VP only). Let us know if this works for you.

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Right, but your method (above) does not seem to include Viewport Class Overrides. Try this: First, make sure that all classes (to be used here) are set to "Use at Creation" (do this in the Class setup dialog). Second, select the Viewport and then click on "Classes" in the Object Info Palette. Third, double click the class you wish to modify/override and then set the fill/hatch to whatever you wish to see in that particular Viewport. Now click OK to exit the dialog(s). You should now see the newly chosen attributes (in that particular VP only). Let us know if this works for you.

That's true, but it would be better if we Or have a section fill for a class Or can use materials. This way you don't need to set all those attributes each time you create a section viewport in a drawing (only the first time though, because we have the eyedropper). And most of the time, you'll have classes that always have a certain fill for it's section.

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Thank you, Peter, for your precious suggestion.

However I agree with DWorks, a section fill (or even line) property (properties) in the class setup dialog would be the more "natural" place to set this.

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