Section on Element

 

General Information:

Version: 1.1

Support: Revit 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Discipline: Common

Brief:

Create section view parallel or perpendicular to selected element.

Sequence:

1.      Run the Add-In

2.      Edit “Section on element” Settings Form

a.   Section Naming:

-         Set the name and number of the new section

b.   Section View Properties:

-         Set the required scale

-         Choose the section view type

-         Assign section view template (if required)

c.    Section Placement:

-         Determine the orientation of the section either (perpendicular or parallel to the element)

-         if parallel: specify the section offset distance from the element’s center line

-         Determine whether the section should orient to the bottom-left side or the top-right side of the element

Perpendicular:

Section oriented to the bottom-left side                                  

Section oriented to the top-right side

 

Parallel:

Section placed at center line,

oriented to the bottom-left side

Section placed at 100mm from center line,  

 oriented to the top-right side               

3.      Section Extents from Element:

It determines the dimensions of the viewport with respect to the element.

 

 


4.      Click Pick button to pick a point on a Line Based Element

5.      A section view is now created and ready for any further edits

6.      When done press Esc button to end the picking process

7.      close the form

Considerations:

Make sure that the new section name is not used by another view (a warning message will appear)

Options:

·       To create multiple sections simultaneously, un-select “open section after selection” option

·       Elements can be picked from any view (floor plan, 3d view, section view…)

·       User specified values will be saved

Limitations:

·       The add-in won’t work for non-linear elements (ex: floors)

·       You can’t navigate between views once you press the “pick button”

·       If you can’t run the app at first use, please try the following:

o   Right-click Start, then select Run. Type regedit in the Open: box, and then select OK

o   Navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Section View and delete the Section View folder