Snapping Section Boxes to Planes


You can snap section boxes to two planes. The first target positions the master plane, the second defines a rotation (if needed) and adjusts box dimensions.

This task illustrates how to snap a section box to two planes.

No sample document is provided.

  1. Select Insert > Sectioning from the menu bar, or click Sectioning  in the DMU Space Analysis toolbar and create a section box.

    The Sectioning Definition dialog box appears.

    A Section result window showing the generated section appears alongside the document window.

  2. Click the Positioning tab, then Geometrical Target to snap the box to planes.

  3. Point to the first plane of interest. The Geometrical Target command recognizes that it is a section box.

    A rectangle and vector representing a plane and the normal vector of the plane appear in the geometry area as well as the figure 1 to assist you. It moves as you move the cursor.

  4. When satisfied, click to position the master plane of the section box on the first target.

    Note that the visual aid now displays the figure 2.
  5. Select a second plane. This plane adjusts box dimensions, and if required, rotates the box. 
    The section box is totally constrained to selected planes.

    The two selected planes are parallel: box thickness is modified

    The two selected planes are perpendicular: box height is modified

  6. Click OK in the Sectioning Definition dialog box when done.