How to Cut a Section Along a Current UCS

November 11, 2021
Mohamed Zaki

Mohamed Zaki

Mohamed Zaki is a Marketing specialist at Promine. He has an undergraduate degree in Mining Engineering CO-OP from McGill University. With an opportunity to do 3 research studies with excellent professors from McGill University and experience in open-pit mining, he developed an interest in analyzing data using powerful programs. Upon joining the Promine team, Mohamed worked as a Quality Assurance & Support Specialist, then obtained a position as a Sales Specialist. A few months later, he took the role of a Marketing Specialist in which he currently operates to promote the professional image and products of Promine Company.

How to cut a section along a current UCS?

AutoCAD gives you the option to configure a current UCS by clicking and dragging the UCS icon on an object. This is very useful when working with complicated 3D objects with many coordinates in all axes. To do this, type in the command line UCS and place the UCS icon on the desired coordinate. Then, the command will prompt you to select the axes directions for X and Y, which will be used as the main plane on which the section will be cut. Using the 1 Section command (SEC1), make sure to select the option “current UCS” under “Type”. This will essentially tell the program to cut the section along the current UCS, configured previously. For quality check, drawing a large, closed polyline around the cut section on section view. Then, return to plan view and check if the section was cut properly using the closed polyline as reference. 

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