Section on Element

Section on Element

Win64, English

Virtual Projects
Create Section view parallel or perpendicular to selected element.

General Usage Instructions

  1. Run the Add-In
  2. Edit “Section on element” Settings Form
  • Section Naming:
    • Set the name and number of the new section
  • Section View Properties:
    • Set the required scale
    • Choose the section view type
    • Assign section view template (if required)
  • Section Placement:
    • Determine the orientation of the section either (perpendicular or parallel to the element)
    • if parallel: specify the section offset distance from the element’s centerline
    • Determine whether the section should orient to the bottom-left side or the top-right side of the element

3. Section Extents from Element:

    • It determines the dimensions of the viewport with respect to the element.

4. Click Pick button to pick a point on a Line Based Element

5. A section view is now created and ready for any further edits

6. When done press the Esc button to end the picking process

7. Close the form




  • You need to sign in to A360 (from the information center) the first time you run the Add-In to make sure you are allowed to use it

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

  • To create multiple sections simultaneously, un-select “open section after selection” option
  • Elements can be picked from any view (floor plan, 3d view, section view…)
  • User-specified values will be saved

Known Issues

  • The add-in won’t work for non-linear elements (ex: floors)
  • You can’t navigate between views once you press the “pick button”
  • If you can’t run the app at first use, please try the following:
    • Right-click Start, then select Run. Type regedit in the Open: box, and then select OK
    • Navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Section View and delete the Section View folder


Company Name: Virtual Projects

Author/Company Information

Virtual Projects

Support Information

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added support to Autodesk® Revit® 2023.


Initial release.
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