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Creating Cross Section and exporting in DXF format

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by asiwizard, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. asiwizard

    asiwizard New Member

    I am completely new to Alibre and have quote proposals to create. Customer sent me PDF and 3D Models of two Wheels. I need to open the Solid Model, which I have done in Alibre Design 2019. Create a Section, I used Inspect/Activate XY Plane. Orientation to show XY PLane which shows the Cross Section. Then save, but a DXF format save is not offered.
  2. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    You don't need to create section in 3D. Just create a 2D drawing of the 3d solid, then add a section view

    - you can export from 2D drawing workspace as DXF.

    Also the Inspect section is a dynamic trick done using the video card - it doesn't really exist.
  3. asiwizard

    asiwizard New Member

    Thanks for the reply DavidJ. I stumbled into the 2D creation, which imported the 3D Model views. If I could copy/past the XY plane section from the 3d Drawing, I would be done. But I can't find how to Copy/Paste a View. Odd.
    So I played over and over again with creating a Section. It created a View, but it was another Side View, not a Section View.
    I will watch your Video now, thanks. AlanP

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