Selecting a Section Plane

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#1

Is there any way I can select a section plane without selecting its edge? Pick from a list in Outliner perhaps.

I have a building with section planes. I have a few scene into the building so I can’t see the edge of section plane. When I create a group for the all building to isolate the section, all scene have lost wich section plane is activate or not. I also lost my section when I update the building into a siteplan using “saveas” & “reload” component feature.
To fix all scene, I have a painful method depending on Eneroth Camera Memory.

1- I first “Put to memory” my point of view.
2- I turn on "Display Section Planes"
3- I zoom out so I can select the appropriate section plane, then I activate it.
4- I select "Retreive from memory"
5- I update my scene.
6- I have to redo that for every scene.

If I could select a section planes without having to lost my point of view, I would save a lot of time and fix this ambiguity in a minute. That would implied be able to name the section planes.

Any though?


#2

You can click inside the perimeter of the section plane, as long as there is nothing behind it. But objects behind the plane have selection precedence.


:thumbsup: I like the idea of having section planes listed in the Outliner.


#3

Yes, but unfortunatly, like you said DanRathbun[quote=“DanRathbun, post:2, topic:37062”]
as long as there is nothing behind it
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unfortunantly, have multiple section behind each other is very common, mostly when you work in parallele view mode. Let’s wich that they create a system to select them.


#4

Dan, can you move that conversation to Feature Request?


#5

(Moved) Also, I had logged another request to give Section Planes native name property, so users could name them, and then plugins and the Outliner could use the names to list them.


#6

:+1: :+1: :+1: