Create a custom view

Create bespoke model views that include element visibility, colour, transparency overrides and section cuts

Written by Faisal Ramady
Updated over a week ago

Now that you know how to create a basic view, you'll discover that you can customise your views further. Here I explain how to create views with:

  • Clips (Single/Box clip)

  • Specific Objects (Selection, Visibility, Colour Overrides)

  • Everything Together

Create views with a Clip plane

Cut a section through your 3D model however you wish with the Clip feature.

1. Single Clip

Apply a single clip plane in any direction. Now create a new view and save it.

2. Box Clip

Apply a clip box (up to 6 clip planes). Now create a new view and save it.

Create Views with Specific Object Selection

You can create views that contain object selection, hidden or isolated objects and object colour overrides. Once you're happy with your custom selection, open your Views card and save the viewpoint. The highlighted elements appear in your view.

1. Object Selection

Select individual or multiple model elements using your mouse cursor or selection box. For more guidance, refer to Object Selection. Now create a new view and save it.

2. Objects Hidden

Use Hide Objects (crossed plain eye icon) from the toolbar features (located at the bottom of your screen) to manually hide any selection. You can perform this action on multiple objects as well or hide them using data structure with the Model Tree or Groups. Once you have isolated model elements, create a new view and save it.

3. Objects Colour Override (Using Groups)

You can create or use an existing Group or Smart Group to add object colour and transparency overrides. To do that, head over to the Groups Card and pick any group you wish to highlight in your view. Now create a new view and save it.

Create Views with all of the above applied

Great! Now that you're familiar with all of the options above, it is possible to incorporate all of them together at once as shown in the example below.

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