It is hard to visualize exactly what you are looking for (at least for me...)
Can you show on your screen shot which holes / where you are trying to get a section view from.
Ot if possibly post the assy and drawing (understood is that this is not always allowed...)
I've actually figured out a way of achieving what I want (by hiding a component), but I'm still interested in finding the answer to my question.
I'm unable to post the assembly or drawing, but I will try and explain more clearly.
The first image below shows the whole machine in the orientation I want to use for the drawing view. The area ringed by the red circle is the area of interest.
If you look at the second image below, this is what I am trying to achieve.
Normally this view would be obsured by a component, hence why I wanted to perform a section operation.
Thanks for your response, and I hope I made myself a little more clear?
Just use the "3D rotate drawing view" tool.
How have I never known about this tool before....
Whole worlds of possibilities await!