Years ago, the first time I put 3D cutaway sections in a project, I remember I had to put them side-by-side with 2D 'proper' sections to make the old-skool 2D-focused boss happy, and put on the 3D cutaways that they 'were for reference only'...
...only to find once the project was under construction that the contractors were always pointing at the 3D cutaways during meetings, when making RFI's, etc, and not even looking at the 2D sections anymore.
Contractors love this stuff! Anything that makes anyone's job easier is appreciated and a good idea.
But heck, we do whole projects now without drawings at all, so you probably shouldn't listen to me.
@Jeffrey: no drawings would be an utopia for me, I can place ourselves in the same stage you mention in the first line. But how is it done? You take your laptop or smartphone with you when on site, or does the contractor have full access to the model?
Thanks to the AUGI wishlist on that one
I really like this...the whole 3d detail thing. I've walked thru it and think it will be very helpful. The only issue I am having is I cannot find a way to reference a detail for it. If I want to use a 3d detail and then place it on a sheet, how does one reference it? Am I missing something?
Edit to add...I remember now that 3d views are not able to be referenced...is that correct?
Last edited by renogreen; July 29th, 2011 at 04:08 PM.
Yup, you are correct. See the above discussion for possible solutions/wishes
I got everything except that part. How do you lock the section?? I must be overlooking something obvious.
Sorry to leave you hanging Dan. I'm hoping you found your answer before this but I also wanted to make sure that anyone else that found this thread looking for an answer wasn't left hanging. In the view options bar of your 3D view (that's the bar beneath the canvas in the same window as the view, with the view detail, shadows, sunglasses, etc.) there is a little house with a padlock on top of it. Click that to lock (padlock will show as locked) and annotate to your heart's content! Here's another example