Someone asked me the other day how can I make a reference plane visible in a level if the level is created afterwards and above the extends of the reference plane.
Having never had this problem before I thought it would work the same as a gridline. No, not entirely
If you select the reference plane and you propagate the extends it does not see the new level. See image
Level 3 was created after the reference plane. By default you don’t get to see the reference plane in the new level.
I remembered suddenly that scope boxes have the ability to change the extends of gridlines and reference planes.
- Create a scopebox in a level
- Select a reference plane
- Go to the instance properties and set to the scopebox
- Propagating the extends of the reference planes will now show the ‘new levels’
- Create a section over the scopebox if you want to change the height of the scopebox later
- With the scope box you can control also later if you want to see a the reference plane on a level
- You can have multiple scope boxes
Visibility of gridlines and reference planes is easier to control with the use of a scopebox.
reference planes visibility