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kevin

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 ZW3D 2017 CAD New Features (Dynamic Section View)
04-09-2016 04:25 . pm   |   View his/her posts only

Dear Everyone,



In ZW3D 2017, Dynamic Section View function is greatly improved on both functional and user experience. Now with new Dynamic Section,you can do more convenience inquire, View section curves in real-time, and reuse section curves. The details are listed in below.


ü New drag handle: You can easily drag or rotate the plane.

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ü Section effect can work on all display modes.

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ü More section plane placement parameters and Separated section mode:

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ü Clickable section plane to switch active plane directly: Just left click on the plane you want.

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ü Support direct measurement:

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ü Section view can be saved and redefined.

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ü Saved section view can be used by Isometric View in 2D drafting.

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08-09-2016 06:07 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Kevin,
this is so cool and will be a massive help.
I tried using it in the Beta and it is brilliant, such a breath of fresh air after struggling with sectioned assemblies for years.
Can we have the selection automatically go to the plane pick entry box when we choose Plane option.
e.g. When we change the section option, we should be ready select the desired plane or face etc. with out having ot come back to the dialogue and place the cursor in the box.
I hope this is making sense to you.
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12-09-2016 02:55 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Reply 2# mudcrab


Hi Paul,
Thanks for your suggestion.
Actually, what you think is just what we are pushing the developer to do right now. But I am not sure if they can finish in time. Now if you want to switch the plane, really have unnecessary click. This is not a perfect way. But I will try my best to make them finish as soon as possible.

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27-09-2016 06:05 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Post Last Edit by mudcrab at 2016-9-27 06:09

I have been doing some low level work in 2017. Love the section tools but itis not obvious otme how to turn off section view!
The OLD way does not work anymore - what is the new way?
OK - now I read the post properly - IMO Off Icon should be part of DAT or added to the Inquire Toolbar as a minimum.
FYI: I have the Inquire Toolbar active at bottom of every screen and never use Inquire Tab.
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18-01-2017 04:08 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hi All,
FYI Have added Section view toggle icon to DAT which works great.
I have recently been doing some work with assembly with STL scan as a core element.
What is so cool is that section also sections STL!!! and it is fast.
I have to say now I have a month or more with section view 2017 style I would not want to go back to the old style - ever.
Well done guys - excellent work. A few more GUI tweaks and its a champ.

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