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Wall section tool

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Hi! I have a question:
Is it better to create a wall section from the wall section tool or from a building section by using the detail tool?

Barry Kelly
The section tool will give you a live section (always updates unless you set it to manual) and the elements will still be the original 3D elements.
You can manipulate the heights and widths of a section so you can achieve the same view as a detail.

The detail tool will give you a fixed view converting all 3D elements into 2D lines and fills.
You have to manually update a detail if your model changes.

So it just depends what you want.


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Thanks for your advice!

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