Multiple section cuts in one layout viewport


#1

I’m modeling a residential project where the basement level is a split level affair and has retaining walls around 3 sides. I need a section cut (plan view) to mark up in layout but the elements that I need to document are separated enough vertically that I can’t use single section cut to cut through all of the elements I need represented.

Is there a way to combine two section cuts (stacked) into one Layout viewport?

Thanks for any help!

Bob


#2

You could easily do this with stacked viewports or side by side viewports of two different scenes with different section cuts. I would put each viewpport on a different layer in LO so that you can lock one and leave the other available to work with if needed.


#3

I don’t think I’ve tried that yet, Dave. So the viewports are “see through”, then. I’ll experiment around.

As always, Dave, thanks! I owe you dinner at Basecamp in September (hope you’re going!)

Bob


#4

They can be if you turn off the background under the Style tab in the SketchUp Model utility window in LayOut. I think in this case you’ll have two viewports side by side, though.

I’ll take you up on that. I better be going. I’ll be working. :wink:


#5

FWIW, here’s a quick example. Maybe not the best looking one in the section views but the file was already open in SketchUp.


Section 1 is displayed in Scene 1, Section 2 in Scene 2. Do you like what I did with those section and scene names? Pretty creative, huh? :smiley:


Two viewports side by side in LayOut. The one on the left from Scene 1 and the one on the right from Scene 2.


#6

Great example, Dave. And, yea, thats the way I name my sections and scenes too! Haha.

I’m too analytical to be creative…

by the way, this is what I spend my time doing…


#7

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