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Create Elevation Views with Visual Building

Elevation views in Visual Building are just a variant of section views, where the section line is simply placed in front the building façade instead of crossing the building floor plan.

Creating elevation views is done in seconds. Then, if necessary, you can add drawing elements, a frame, a title block, a headline as text, and in a few minutes you have a printable elevation for your building plans.

For some more explanation, see the 2D Section view page.

2D Elevation views – Create a new view

You can easily create an elevation view in Visual Building with just three mouse clicks.
Start the input tool for a section view on the ribbon VIEW

Now enter the section line in front of your building with two mouse clicks. If necessary, hold down the CTRL key to activate the angle grid and get an exact vertical or horizontal line.

For an elevation view, you need a section depth across the entire building, or at least to the ridge. That's all you have to consider. With the third mouse click, the elevation is created automatically and only has to be edited visually.
 

Elevation views- automatically remove invisible edges

Open the Properties dialog of the view via the right mouse button context menu. Adjust the scale and simply remove invisible edges by checking the option in the dialog.

Note: the Hiddenline calculation takes a few seconds to calculate depending on the project, so it costs performance. More about this, the solution and handling of the views can be found on the page 2D Section views.



Elevation views - Prepare elevations ready to print with a few steps

The example shows just a few options on how to visually prepare a view using 2D symbols from our catalog and some text.
Of course, you can also create your own 2D symbols in Visual Building and then simply drag and drop them into any 2D view. This is especially necessary for title blocks, where everyone prefers their own design and content.
More on how to draw your own title block can be found on the page 2D SYMBOLS - DRAWING AND SAVING.

The following video shows how to create elevations in seconds. The video uses callouts, (textual information) no music, and no other audio information.

Start the elevation view tool
Elevation views - Draw the section line
Elevation View - Determine visible depth
Elevation View - View properties
Elevation View - with hiddenline calculation
Elevation Views - Layout

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