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    Crop View Region Always Rectangular?

    Well, that's the question. Is there any way to customize the shape of the crop view region?

    I have a wing that is split off of the main house at 15 degrees. I created a duplicate view, changed the scale, and then created a dependent view so I could separate and enlarge the plan of the wing on a sheet. My match line is at 15 degrees, parallel to the wing. Is there any way to crop it that way so I don't see the corner of the main house?

    AND I just noticed I misspelled rectangular in the title. :laugh: Anyone care to fix that for me?
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    Dan

    #2
    Nope. Rectangular, square that's it.
    Select what you don't want to see and "Hide inView" works for me.
    Mark Balsom

    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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      #3
      Yep, that's what I figured. Seems there would be an easier way, like the ability to not have a square crop region!

      Dude, do you ever sleep?? :laugh:
      Dan

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        #4
        Originally posted by dzatto View Post
        Dude, do you ever sleep?? :laugh:
        Yep, from midnight to 6am.
        It's Fri. 2.30pm right now, just knocking off, then driving 3 hrs to Sydney, jump on a yacht, do a 400nm yacht race to Surfers Paridise, Queensland, then jump on a plane fly home again. Home 10 days fly to Whitsunday's, Great Barrier Reef, 10 days of racing, fly home again.
        See I do have a life ! But maybe there might not be time for sleep.
        Mark Balsom

        If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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          #5
          Originally posted by mark b View Post
          Select what you don't want to see and "Hide inView" works for me.
          Easier, and more convenient in the long run, to use a masking region so you don't have to keep checking your views for new elements that'll start appearing.

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            #6
            I've used Masking Regions with success as well, makes it very easy to hide the things you don't want in your view..

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              #7
              Dosent hide annotation.
              -Alex Cunningham

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                #8
                Your right Alex, but it sure does hide a lot of other stuff quick and easy..

                Sent from my HTC Sensation using Tapatalk

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                  #9
                  Hi dzatto,
                  There are 2 ways to do this, based on what you're looking for.

                  1) You'd like to use the crop for workflow (only to help you work, and not for final documentation)
                  Go in the view under consideration (your plan view) and without selecting anything, make sure that the "Orientation" parameter is set to Project North. The go in the Ribbon to (Manage>Position>Rotate Project North>Align selected line or plane), and click on an element that's aligned (your dotted line). Then the crop box is aligned with your section of the building. You can reverse process that to get back to where you were (instead of selecting the slanted dashed line, select a wall of the top left building).


                  2) You'd like to use the crop for documentation (you need to print this view, and not just work with it)
                  You can copy-paste all elements in a new file and link it to the current project. That way you can control the visibility of each section of your project individually.


                  Hope this helps, if not, let me know. Cheers!
                  Last edited by Tarek Ghazzaoui; July 29, 2011, 03:09 PM.

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                    #10
                    Has anyon tried to use a Plan Region that is set like 600' above the associated level? I thought about this the other day but havnt has the time to test it.
                    -Alex Cunningham

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