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Jack suggested that
I think that Cadsoft really puts the effort into getting it's product working correctly. I'm confident that someday a better terrain option will be in place, although I do get pretty good results with Plateaus. Going live with model to sheet seems quite a bit more complicated.
Honestly I don't think so. Consider this: we already have the ability to have multiple views of the 3D model and for each to retain different settings in View Filter. (SETTINGS - PROGRAMME SETTINGS - WORKSPACE - MAINTAIN CURRENT LOCATION PER VIEW) The only problem I saw (until this afternoon) was that Notations added in any model view other than the first don't show up in SmartViews! (Don't worry, I've tried reordering the model views in View Manager but that didn't solve the "problem".) I wondered why Cadsoft had allowed this "anomaly" to continue since the introduction of worksheets way back in v4(iirc)
But now I realize that it'll really be a feature!
Just imagine this:
All we need is an extra tool to define a polygonal opening in the worksheet where we can use all the existing tools available in model view. Define whether the view is 2D, 3D, 3DQuickView, Elevation or a Section. Use View Filter to display specific elements & Terrain etc. Do all your notations, dims etc specific to that view, right there in the view. NB this isn't a current option in elevations or sections but it would be as simple as aligning documentation on the section plane or an imaginary plane between the model and "view window".
Then I wouldn't have to use separate locations to differentiate dims for a floor plan from dims for footings, slab, floor joists, starter bars etc that all relate to the Ground Floor (say) Descriptions of plumbing fixtures could be easily separated from standard notes.
One thing that would need refining would be the ability to specify 2 concurrent cutting planes in Dynamic Cutaway. Then I could detail framing for each wall panel - using a front and a back cutting plane or have 2 planes at right angles to show a stair well (iirc one of the "competitors" already have this ability)
All things considered, I've concluded they're a bunch of genii in Suite 201 255 Woodlawn Rd West.