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I am trying to create a CAD cross section of the structure for the plan drawings. I was able to locate the how-to article in the knowledge base of how to supposedly do this, however, when I do a "backflipped cross section I get a blank screen even with every layer turned on. And when I do a regular cross section my foundation and footings don't show up (even with layer turned on). Attached an example of what I'm essentially trying to create (courtesy of CA's knowledge base). As well as the closest I've gotten my cross-section view to appear to, which also shows the footing/foundation issue I'm describing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Whenever I have things that don't want to show up, I usually try switching to an expendable layerset, selecting all, checking "display" and changing the color for all layers to black. By doing this you can narrow the problem down.

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Did you turn on all the foundation items, like, footings foundation walls, slabs, in that camera view. ?

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Post the plan, I'm sure it just a setting somewhere

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Barret,

 

Your problem is that your layers are not turned on in your Section View layer set.  I think you're turning the layers on in your plan view, but the plan view and camera views are using different layer sets.

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Michael are you referring to this? If so they are on. If this isn't what you're referring to then I'm lost as to what layer set you're referencing  :(

 

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AHA! I couldn't find the specific place you screen shot Alan, with the red + signs etc. But it got me exploring further into buttons I'd never even clicked or noticed before LOL. I clicked Layer Set Control by way of the little gear icon at the bottom of the Active Layer Display Options. Scrolled down to Walls, Foundation, box checked, and TADA! Thanks guys!

 

Now to get closer to the representation I attached in my OP do I just hide the interior walls and outside foundation wall so they don't show in the cross section?

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