Section View Orientation Rules in Drawings by Rule - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D Drawings and Reports Reference Data

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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Reference Data
Version_S3D
12.1(2019)

Plant Mode Section View Orientation Behavior

The software automatically determines the "up" direction for section views. In most cases, the up direction is "up," or +Z. In cases where using +Z is impossible (for example, if the section view direction is Looking Plan or Looking Up), the software orients the view to the North direction.

The following examples outline common section view orientations:

Looking Plan

P1 Cutting Plane

P2 Cutting Plane

P3 Cutting Plane

Looking East

Looking South

Looking South, East

Up direction is up.

Up direction is up.

Up direction is up.

Looking North

E1 Cutting Plane

E2 Cutting Plane

E3 Cutting Plane

Looking South

Looking Plan

Looking South, Plan

Up direction is up.

Up direction is North.

Up direction is up.

Looking East

E4 Cutting Plane

E5 Cutting Plane

E6 Cutting Plane

Looking South

Looking Plan

Looking South, Plan

Up direction is up.

Up direction is North.

Up direction is up.

Marine Mode Section View Orientation Behavior

The software automatically determines the "up" direction for section views. In most cases, the up direction is "up," or +Z. In cases where using the z-axis is impossible (for example, if the section view direction is Looking Plan or Looking Up), the software orients the view to the Port direction.

Additionally, angled sections of elevation views, and any section of a non-standard view direction (in which it is possible) uses Port orientation.

The following examples outline common section view orientations:

Looking Plan

P1 Cutting Plane

P2A-P2B Cutting Plane

P3 Cutting Plane

Looking Fore

Looking Starboard

Looking Fore, Starboard

Up direction is up.

Up direction is up.

Up direction is up.

Looking Aft

E1 Cutting Plane

E2 Cutting Plane

E3 Cutting Plane

Looking Port

Looking Plan

Looking Port, Plan

Up direction is up.

Up direction is Port.

Up direction is Port.

Looking Port

E4 Cutting Plane

E5 Cutting Plane

E6 Cutting Plane

Looking Fore

Looking Plan

Looking Fore, Plan

Up direction is up.

Up direction is Port.

Up direction is Port.

For more information, see Orientation Rules in Drawings by Rule in the Drawings and Reports Reference Data Guide.