Precise section view placement

I just discovered that though you can NOT move an existing section view to a precise location, you CAN create a NEW section and snap it to a part of the model (like half way through an arch to show the section at the peak of the arch).

It’s possible if you set up a point to snap to such as with crossing guide lines.
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I just discovered that though you can NOT move an existing section view to a precise location,
[/quote] But you can. Add an edge ‘On Section Plane’ and select both, them using the edge’s vertex as handle when moving both

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Thanks Dave. I hadn’t thought of sneaking up on it like that. The problem is that the sections have no “handle”. But adding a guide line that gets cut off by the section DOES work as you say.

I was not able to “add an edge ON a section plane” as you described, but Dave’s method of adding a line that gets cut by the section DOES allow snapping to the section (to the end of the line). Maybe that’s what you meant.
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No. Try the ‘Line’ tool and draw an edge on the section plane, don’t be too hasty and wait for the hint ‘On Section Plane’.
It’s a general solution.

Your RIGHT. I just needed to read what the curser was telling me “on section plane”. I found that your method requires the section to be IN-active (otherwise the line just disappears). Dave’s method allows me to activate the section and still move it. Either way, you really have to set up a target line. I can’t get inferencing to work very well with a bunch of sections in the way. Seems like it would rather snap to the sections.

HEY, I just discovered that you can HIDE sections (Duhh). I had a forest of them. Hiding all but one made it a lot easier to use either method.

Thanks for helping me out with that.

Another Do’h moment. I didn’t ever think to try drawing on the section plane. I didn’t know that was a possible inference.