2 July 2019

FAQ 003244 EN

Gerhard Rehm



To evaluate the results, I have created a section through surfaces of the structure. However, in the result diagram, this section is displayed longer than it is. What is the reason?


A section can run through a complete structure and display the results on intersected surfaces. It is important to define which surfaces are intended for displaying the results of the section. Figure 01 shows a section defined in such a way that all intersected surfaces (default setting) are displayed. In this case, both walls will also be intersected and the results will be attached to the result diagram (see also Figure 02).

If you want to only display the section on certain surfaces, define the required surfaces in the "Edit Section" dialog box (see Figure 03). The section is then displayed in the result diagram as requested (see Figure 04).


Section Section length Result diagram



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