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Sectional View Drawings – Cross Section Drawings

Section View is one aspect of drawing that is drawn to elucidate details of construction presuming as the construction is cut away, or the building is cut through, to display a cross section of the building area identified.

More like the elevation and floor plan drawing, section view drawings are that much important. We have the expert skilled architectural drafters, who are quite proficient in executing professional sectional view drawings, 3d section view, cross section views, isometric drawings, cad drawings.

What is a Section View ?

  • A section view is a view used on a drawing to show an area or hidden part of an object by cutting away or removing some of that object.
  • The cut line is called a “cutting plane”, and can be done in several ways.
  • The following slides will help show the several methods or types of section views.

Types of Sections:

  • Full Sections
  • Half Sections
  • Offset Sections
  • Aligned Sections
  • Revolved Sections
  • Removed Sections

It is very important to Visualize what the part will look like after it is cut open. Choosing the type of section and location of the cutting plane. Making the cut and drawing the view in the proper location.

In a full section, the cutting plane line passes fully through the part. Normally a view is replaced with the full section view. The section-lined areas are those portions that have been in actual contact with the cutting-plane.

Half Section is used to the exterior and interior of the part in the same view. The cutting-plane line cuts halfway through the part and removes one quarter of the material. The line that separates the different types (interior and exterior) may be a center line or a visible line.

How to To create a section drawing view –

You can create a full, half, offset, or aligned section view from a specified base view. A section view is automatically aligned to its base view. Use the Section View button on the Drawing Management toolbar.

  • Click the Section View button.
  • Select an existing view to use as the base view.
  • Click to set the start point for the view projection line, then click to place additional points for the line. The number and location of points on the view projection line determines the type of section view.
  • Right-click and select Continue to complete the view projection line.

Note: If you are defining an aligned section view, the view projection line operation ends automatically after you place the second line segment.

  • In the dialog box, set the label, scale, and display style for the view. If you do not change these settings, the default settings will be assigned.
  • Move the preview to the desired location and click to place the view. You can place the view only within the alignment showed by the view projection line.

Sections views are used to get rid of the confusing hidden lines. They are a way to, in our imagination, cut through an object and create an orthographic view inside the object. It is as if the object were cut in two. Normally the sectional view takes the place of a regular view.

If you have any queries about sections view drawings, please feel free to contact us.

Send us your Sections View Drawings project at info@architectural3dmodelling.com.


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