Changing playback of solo instrument to section instrument

I know this question has been asked before in various contexts but my searches haven’t uncovered exactly what I’m looking for. This seems like a fairly straightforward operation, I just can’t figure out how to do it. I’m working on a piece that starts with solo cello, but will eventually change to section celli. How do I switch playback of the solo cello to section cellos? I’m a fairly new Dorico user so please forgive such a rudimentary question.

You would need two players, one solo, one section. These two Players can be combined in one layout. By hiding empty staves and carefully placing system breaks where the swap occurs (and clarifying with SHIFT + X text), one can make it appear that there is only one staff in the part that handles both the solo player and the section.

Thank you. I’m pretty new to Dorico so not quite sure what you mean by hiding empty staves. I know you’re probably busy, but if you could step-by-step this I’d appreciate it.

It is a layout option.

Thank you, this was a great tip.