Displaying Framing in a Cross Section/Elevation View

Reference Number: KB-00017
Last Modified: February 1, 2019

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I am not able to see my framing when I create a Cross Section/Elevation view. What do I need to do to display the framing?

 Framing displayed in a cross section elevation view.


There are a couple of reasons why framing may not display in 3D views such as a Cross Section/Elevation. The first reason is that framing has not yet been generated, and the second reason is that framing may not be set to display in these views. 

To display framing in a 3D view

  1. Open the plan in which you would like to display framing in a Cross Section/Elevation view.

  2. If you have not yet built framing, select Build> Framing> Build Framing from the menu and generate the types of framing that you wish to show.

  3. Select 3D> Create Orthographic View> Backclipped Cross Section from the menu, then click and drag a camera arrow to create a cross section/elevation view.

  4. Select Tools> Layer Settings> Display Options from the menu.

  5. In the Layer Display Options dialog:

    Layer Display Options dialog with several Framing layers set to Display

    • Note the layer set that is currently in use: Section View Layer Set. This is the default layer set for Cross Sections, as specified in the Layer Set Defaults dialog. To learn more, see the "Using Layer Sets" article in the Related Articles section below.

    • Browse to the Framing layers and click in the Disp column of each framing type that you would like to display in cross section/elevation views.

    • Click OK to close the dialog and apply your changes.

    • The selected framing types will now display in your cross section/elevation view.