How to view cut section?

 

How to view cut section defined with coordinate planes?

  • Load model.

  • Click Tools | Section

  • Section Manager Dialog is popped up.

  • To view cut sections of coordinate planes, click the corresponding options provided for XY, YZ & XZ planes (Say YZ as below).

  • Click Show Planes check box to view semi transparent section plane.

  • Click Invert check box to change clipping side.

  • Click 'Slice' option to add one more cutting plane opposite to the existing one.

 

 

How to define a custom cutting section or clipping plane?

  • Click Custom option in section manager panel

  • Click 3 points option.

  • Click 3 points anywhere in the model

  • User can use Vertex Info option to know the coordinate values of point before clicking.

  • A section plane passing through the points clicked is defined and clipped as below.

  • User points are highlighted in red color.

  • Use Snap Vertex  to toggle between selection of exact mouse position or nearest vertex.

 

How to translate or rotate the cutting section plane?

  • Use corresponding control sliders to rotate cutting planes about U and V parametric axes.

  • Use translation slider control to translate prime plane along plane normal axis.

 

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 or step size for translation and rotation sliders?

  • 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 and notice the slider ticks and 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.