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Viewport? How do I create an elevation view to not display objects behind my section?

Viewport? How do I create an elevation view to not display objects behind my section?

Viewport? How do I create an elevation view to not display objects behind my section?

(OP)
Hopefully I'm being clear enough. I am trying to make an elevation view viewport of just the front of a platform but there are items in the far back that I do not want shown. I do not want to do a viewbase because I can't freeze some layers and I don't want to send objects to another layer to freeze. Is there a way I can get the viewport to only show #ft into the page?

RE: Viewport? How do I create an elevation view to not display objects behind my section?

Not sure if it will give you what you're looking for, but possibly sectionplane / livesection would give you what you're after?

RE: Viewport? How do I create an elevation view to not display objects behind my section?

(OP)
@ohiocad I've tried that but it just makes a block after the cut which is nice but I'd like a live view as the model can change. My coworker has a lisp function from like the 1990s that can do the same but I was hoping autocad would've made one by now.

RE: Viewport? How do I create an elevation view to not display objects behind my section?

When you click to be inside the viewport, does the command 3DCLIP do anything for you?

RE: Viewport? How do I create an elevation view to not display objects behind my section?

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@IFRs I can clip it in the view-port using 3DCLIP but it does not stick when I go to model space. As I understand that command is only used for modeling and not printing.

RE: Viewport? How do I create an elevation view to not display objects behind my section?

Can you print from paper space? I may not be understanding your question or what you are trying to accomplish. Your original question was "Is there a way I can get the viewport to only show #ft into the page?"

RE: Viewport? How do I create an elevation view to not display objects behind my section?

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@IFRs I can print but my elevation view shows too much in the background. The quick and dirty solution is to send those items to another layer and viewport freeze them but I was trying to avoid that so I can maintain the layers.

RE: Viewport? How do I create an elevation view to not display objects behind my section?

You said "@IFRs I can clip it in the view-port using 3DCLIP but it does not stick when I go to model space." Prehaps you meant to say @IFRs I can clip it in the view-port using 3DCLIP but it does not stick when I go to paper space?

I'm pretty sure I used 3DCLIP and it printed properly from paper space lots of times. Not sure what your setup is but for me, paper space included the drawing title block, with all dimensions, notes, weld symbols, ete. Model space had only one instance of the model. All views and sections were done using viewports in paper space. I don't use AutoCAD having replaced it with BricsCad for cost reasons so I can't go back and try it.

Does DView help you?

RE: Viewport? How do I create an elevation view to not display objects behind my section?

(OP)
@IFRs Yes you are correct. I meant to say it doesn't stick in paper space. And I think I figured it out. I've been using the 3DCLIP and DView by doubling clicking into model space from the viewport instead of just activating the viewport. That way I don't have to jump back to paper space.

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