Tools | Section

This option helps user to create section cuts to view internal structure of the model.

Section Manager

Section Location Displays current section plane location by x, y & z axis interceptions.
XY Displays section plane parallel to XY Plane
YZ Displays section plane parallel to YZ Plane
XZ Displays section plane parallel to XZ Plane
Custom Enables custom options like 3 Points.
3 Points Enables mouse mode to select 3 points to define and display plane.
Snap Vertex Allows user to select a vertex nearest to the mouse hit.
Show Planes Shows section planes.
Invert Toggles in clipping either side of  prime section of the plane
Slice Allows user to create a secondary section plane which cuts the model in other side.
Edges Displays intersection lines of model with the section plane.
Translation Slider Control Controls the translation of prime section plane.
Rotation - U axis Rotates the prime and secondary planes about U parametric axis.
Rotation - V axis Rotates the prime and secondary planes about V parametric axis.

Section Location Panel

X, Y, Z Intercepts Displays X, Y, Z intercepts with current section plane.
Translation step size Allows user to change the unit value for translation.
Rotation step size Allows user to change the unit value for rotation.
Apply Applies the step sizes to the controls.

Steps involved

  • Section Plane Definition
    • User can either select a primal plane or define custom plane by clicking 3 points on model.
  • Clipping and visualization
    • User can click Show planes check box to visualize the plane.
    • User can invert clipping side about section plane.
    • User can visualize the intersection lines of model on the section plane.
    • User can visualize an offset section plane in addition to the prime section plane.
  • Section Plane translation and rotation.
    • User can translate and rotate the plane in parametric axes using slider controls
    • User can get the plane location by X, Y, Z axes intercepts with section plane

Example