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Probably the most common view you will see of your formwork Formwork and building structure is the plan view, which is the view of the walls Walls and formwork Formwork as seen from above. Although this may be all that you need in a few situations, you will most likely need to generate section Section and elevation Elevation views to see where ties and other hardware are situated. Sections and elevations Elevations are shown using a view marker.

The location of the view marker depends on whether you are drawing a section Section or an elevationElevation. A sectionSection, sometimes referred to as a section cut, is the view you would see if your wall Wall was cut in half and you looked at the cut end while standing on the ground. An elevation Elevation view is perpendicular to a section Section and is the view you would see standing next to the wall Wall on the outside. In both cases the direction of the view is important. (For more information on determining left and right wall Wall orientation, refer to About Wall Orientation and Direction.)

The arrows on the view marker indicate the direction of the wallWall:


Right Elevation

Left Elevation


Handset Designer automatically draws all of the parts and components for your views, relieving you of the burden of these details. Section and elevation Elevation views appear on new pages and area automatically scaled. The scale is determined from either the wall Wall length or from its height.

Note: You must first draw the formwork Formwork before you can add a section Section or an elevationElevation.

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