Jump to content
Mickey

Cropped viewports not rotating with 3D view

Recommended Posts

Reference a file with 3D geometry and create a viewport on a layer.

Rotate the view, and everything is visible, both objects in my other design layer, and objects in my viewport reference.

Now crop that viewport so that only objects you want are visible.

Rotate the view, and what you get is a fixed window from the viewport crop, not your 3D objects rotating.

Why because the crop is locked into Screen Plane.

Is this a new 2019 feature?

I don't remember VW doing this. Generally I don't crop viewports, but sometimes I don't want to see an entire property but just a small portion, and the viewport kills all of the 3D ability.

I tired switching the crop object, in this case a square, to layer plane, but it won't take. It's screen plane only. I hate screen plane. I never use it, and now it's screwing me.

Is there a way around this?

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

You can use the Flyover and Walkthrough tool in the Edit Crop mode of a viewport to set the view as you want and then put a screen plane object to crop to just the objects you want to see.

Share this post


Link to post
3 minutes ago, Pat Stanford said:

You can use the Flyover and Walkthrough tool in the Edit Crop mode of a viewport to set the view as you want and then put a screen plane object to crop to just the objects you want to see.

That doesn't solve the problem.

That would require me knowing what I want it to look like before I draw something in my design layer.

I want the 2 sets of elements to be able to viewed together.

This works when there is no crop so in order for me to work at all I have to delete the crops to view the objects in 3D.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

Sorry I misunderstood the problem. I was thinking of Sheet Layer viewports rather than design layer.

 

I agree something like the clip cube that would let you specify a portion of an object to display in a viewport without the cropping would be a nice addition.

Share this post


Link to post

Yes this is a known issue that has been raised previously. It would be amazing to be able to use a 3d object/extrude to function as a 3d crop of sorts.

 

Currently, in essence, you cannot crop a DLVP for 3d work.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
11 minutes ago, BenV said:

Yes this is a known issue that has been raised previously. It would be amazing to be able to use a 3d object/extrude to function as a 3d crop of sorts.

 

Currently, in essence, you cannot crop a DLVP for 3d work.

I gave you a thumbs up for your post, but i really want a thumbs down option for the information.

Thanks

 

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

 

7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114

 

© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

×