This is perfectly fine for simple models, but when the model complexity grows (and specially if you're using imported STEP files with less than good geometry in them), doing the preview takes a long time, and then if the section plane is not where you want it, you have to change it's location, wait for a new preview to be generated, and then wait again for the real section view to appear. You can't change the section plane location before you select the section direction.
Would it be possible to either have a "generate preview" checkbox that I would unmark to I only see the base view and the section line while deciding where to put the section, or to have the input fields for the section plane location enabled before selecting the section direction?
I had a real case of having to wait over 5 minutes for the preview to appear, while knowing that it was wrong since it was not going to be where I needed it.
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