SketchUp Tutorial | Section Cut Toolbar

  • These tools will provide you with some quick ways of opening up your model without changing the geometry of it. There is one tool and two options we will go into. We will start by adding the view toolbar, View->Toolbars, then select the Section box. This will bring up a tab that looks like this:
  • Section Cut, this tool allows you to create section cuts of your model. Let's say you are designing a 3D house and you want to see it cut in half so you can see the interior. This is the tool for the job! To use, select the following icon and select a face to place it on:
  • Show section cut placement, this option can only be used once you place a section cut on one of your faces. This option allows you to view the section cut outline. To use, select the section cut that you placed and select the following icon to toggle:
  • Show section cut, this option allows you to toggle on and off your section cut. This allows you to quickly move about your model and see through walls without disrupting your geometry. To use, select the section cut that you placed and select the following icon to toggle: