In Sectioning Settings, you can control the visibility and appearance of contours generated by section planes cutting through components (see The Sectioning Tool). While you're modifying the Sectioning Settings, the 3D view is visible and changes are dynamically updated in the model.
Sectioning settings are applied to all the models in the project, but they are user-specific, so each user can select different colors for lines and filling.
Note that color fill for section planes is only available in Solibri v9.12.9 and newer.
To access the settings, click File > Settings > Sectioning.
Show sectioning lines: When checked, sectioning lines are shown and the Line Color and Line Thickness options are enabled.
Line color: Set sectioning line color. To change the color, click the color box, select the color and click OK:
Line thickness: Set sectioning line thickness. For close-up views of detailed components, a lower value is recommended.
Fill Sectioned Components: When checked, sectioned components are filled with color.
Fill Option: Select from one of the options in the drop-down menu:
Fill sections with component's color: Fill the sectioned components with the component color that is based on the IFC or the ITO definition colors:
In the image above, sectioning lines are toggled on.
Fill sections with custom color: Fill the sectioned components with the color set in Fill Color below the drop-down selection.
In the image above, sectioning lines are toggled off.
Fill Color: Set the fill color for sectioned components. To change the color, click the color box, select the color and click OK:
Fill Transparency: Set the fill color transparency level. By default the level is set to 50.
Use Advanced Settings: When checked, you can specify below by which disciplines you want to color the section.
Advanced Section Settings: Here, you can define the line color and thickness, as well as section color fills by discipline. You can add multiple disciplines in the table. When you select a discipline, for example Architectural, and set the color to red, that will make all architectural elements in the section cutting view filled with red.
In the image below, you can see three different disciplines and their sectioning settings reflected in the 3D view:
If a discipline is not set in the table, Solibri will default to the basic color fill setting.