the ability to create cut-sections. This tutorial describes the
procedure for creating cut-sections.
VMoveCAE and Load a CAE file: Start VMoveCAE and load
the d3plot file provided in the Samples directory.
- Click on the “Add
Cut-Section” tool: Cut-section window is used to create
cut-sections. To enable this window, click on the “Add
Cut-Section” tool shown as in the following figure.
This brings up the
- Add a cut-section: A cut-section can be added
easily by typing its equation and clicking on the “Add”
button. The cut-section equation need to be in the form of
“AX+BY+CZ=D”. Now change the equation to say “X=50” and
click on Add.
A new item gets added to the
Features tree under the “Features/Cut-Sections”.
- Changing cut-section
properties.: Let us now add a second cut-section say
“Y=5” by entering it in the text area and pressing Add.
If you select the cut-section “X=50”, you can observe
that value in the text area gets changed to “X=50”.
Similarly, clicking on “Y=5” changes the value in the text
area again. The cut-section window reflects the properties
of the selected cut-section. These properties can be changed
by simply changing the value in the text-area. Let us now
select the cut-section “Y=5” and change the value to
Save CAX: Translate and create a
CAx file. Open it in VCollab Professional or VCollab
Presenter to visualize the Cax file cut-sections. If any
cut-section is out of bounds and not cutting the geometry
then VMoveCAE ignores it and the cut-section will be
of multiple parallel cut-sections
VMoveCAE provides the
functionality of specifying and generating multiple parallel
cut-sections in one go. This can be achieved by specifying a
range and number of cut-sections on the right side of the
expression instead of a value. VMoveCAE automatically
computes the domain boundaries and use them as the limits in
the case of user not specifying any limit.
equation of "Y = 0:10:5" results in the
generation five cut-sections for "Y=1", "Y=3", "Y=5",
"Y=7" and "Y=9". Zero represents the lower limit, ten
represents the higher limit and the five represents the
number of cut-sections.
equation of "Y = :: 5" creates five equally
spaced cut-sections along the Y-axis.
also specify only one of the limits, letting VMoveCAE
compute and use the domain limit for the other limit.
Using "Y=:10:5" lets the user use the domain
minimum of the Y-coordinate value as the lower limit.