How to view cut section?

How to view cut section?

Click with the right most button in the Viewer Window, to pop up the Viewer Context menu and then follow the instructions as below.

  • Load any CAX model in VCollab Presenter.
  • Click Cut Section in the context menu.
  • Section manager dialog is popped up.
  • Click XY, YZ, XZ options to view section plane parallel to coordinate planes and passing through model center.

  • Model is clipped with respect to the section plane defined.
  • Click Show Planes to view a semi transparent section plane.

  • Click Invert to invert clipping side.

  • Use Translation slider control or scroll button near slider control to translate section plane in normal direction.

  • Use Rotation slider controls or scroll buttons near slider controls to rotate section plane in either U or V Parametric Axes of plane.

  • Click Custom option to set user defined section plane.

How to set user defined section plane?

  • Click Custom option in section manager dialog.
  • 3 Points option is enabled now.
  • Click 3 Points option.
  • Click any three points on the model.
  • Section plane passing through the user points is defined  and one side is clipped.

  • Use Snap Vertex to select nearest vertices of model while user clicks.

How to know the present cut section plane location?

  • Click Section Plane location in the Section Manager dialog.
  • Section Plane Location dialog is popped up.
  • It displays current section plane location by providing axes intercepts with the plane dynamically.

How to set unit increment for the slider controls?

  • Click Section Plane location in the Section Manager dialog.
  • Section Plane Location dialog is popped up.
  • Change Translation and Rotation step sizes provided.
  • Click Apply button to set values and reset the slider positions.
  • By default, translation slider is split into 100 ticks.
  • User can change translation step size between from 0 to 100.
  • By default, rotation sliders are split into 180 ticks, means each tick refers to one degree.
  • User can change rotation step size between from 0 to 180.

  • Notice the changes made to the number of ticks and position of sliders