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    Creating a section to a level.

    I'm currently working on a project that has 6 levels. When i create a section or elevation on the ground level, how can i apply a constraint that only shows the view up to Level 1 rather than the view defaulting all the way up to the fifth level? I find it quite tedious and time consuming using the crop view and dragging it down to a desired level each time.

    Any suggestions please?

    #2
    Couldn't you make a view template for sections?

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      #3
      Not that I can see.

      I'd much rather have the head and the foot able to lock to the extents before this though.

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        #4
        Originally posted by mdomer View Post
        Couldn't you make a view template for sections?
        Sure, but it won't help with this.

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          #5
          Scope boxes would probably be the way to go, you could have one that only covers one level, when you create your section assign it to the scope box for the level you want and then unassign it.
          Rob Pivovarnick, AIA
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            #6
            Even if there is a solution, I don't see any real time savings.

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              #7
              Andy,
              If you're looking for quick working sections, try selecting a "detail" section rather than a "building" section upon creation. The detail section does not cut through the whole building. Sounds like this may be what you want.

              Jon

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                #8
                What is this detail section you speak of?

                Too bad I'm away from Revit. I can't wait to check it out.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by pivoarch View Post
                  Scope boxes would probably be the way to go, you could have one that only covers one level, when you create your section assign it to the scope box for the level you want and then unassign it.
                  Rob's got it right for what you say you want.
                  Greg McDowell Jr
                  about.me/GMcDowellJr

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by RobDraw View Post
                    What is this detail section you speak of?
                    I'm certain you're familiar with it, or will be when you see the screen caps (Detail v section system family). Since you're away from revit at the moment, images attached. I could be wrong here, but i assumed that OP was speaking generically when referring to cutting sections through level one......the point being that every time a section is cut -- whether Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 -- they'd have to adjust the crop region which defaults to the model extents. I'm also making the assumption that OP is using the sections for modeling, and not documentation. Perhaps Andy will clarify the intent?

                    I work on a lot of high-rise projects, so adjusting crop extents for every section i cut would drive me to the edge of insanity....as would making temp scope boxes. I've found that cutting detail vs bldg sections is far more productive if i want to investigate a small section of the model. It's much quicker to stretch a crop region one or two levels rather than 10 or 20.

                    This much i know....the 'building' section always cuts through the vertical model extents while the detail only cuts a portion. I'd love to be enlightened how the vertical extents of a detail cut is determined. The results generated are different depending on the length of the detail cut (see sections 2 & 4).

                    Jon
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