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Section Viewport on Design Layers. Empty Viewport

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Hi All

First post.

I'm pretty well accustomed to section viewports onto sheet layers.

I'm hoping to create a section viewport in a design layer to overly some 2D work by my structural engineer.

Starting in plan projection I cut the section line, create the viewport and it appears as a tiny minute empty red cross hair at 0,0 within design layer

I've turned on all layers, classes and yes, section line instances..I just can't see anything.

The reason I want it on a design layer is to have alongside my plan to update the model.

Hope you guys can help


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Same thing happened to me seem to follow the right avenue but on my design layer....nothing is this something to do with visibility......I was interested to see from a post that you can create a perspective from a clip cube but this had to be on a design layer

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i tried it again today the viewport when positioned on a design layer is directly over the top of the plan so you can't actually see it unless you go into iso and pick and move the viewport

well it worked on my file today so maybe give it a try

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Thanks a lot Phil, I thought I was alone on this, a big step forward but it's not the full answer yet

I did indeed change the 3D view and found it within the model space (I used 'back" actually). Thank you

However I can't seen to rotate it (in 3D etc) so it is "flat" or rather the same plane as my plan.

What I would like to achieve is a section viewport alongside my plan, so I can overlay detail etc in the model space (and see the section update as I draw). Annotation layer is good, but wouldn't this way also have advantages I think.....

Thanks again

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Isn't there a 'Flatten Viewport' toggle in the OIP which changes the 3d DLVP to something that resembles a 2D Section SLVP?

I haven't looked at this with SP2 but last I checked these were close to what you get with SLVP's but lacked some of the graphic controls.


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