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Section Cut

The Section Cut option allows you to view the model geometry and material assignments through any planar cross-section of your model. The section plane can be at any orientation or location.

  1. Select Geometry > Sectioning Tools > Section Cut section cut icon
  2. You will see the Section Viewer dialog. The current section preview is displayed in the 2D Section Preview window at the bottom of the dialog.
  3. Adjust the Plane Orientation and Plane Location as described below.
Section Viewer Dialog
Section Viewer Dialog

Plane Orientation

The Plane Orientation can be adjusted as follows:

  1. To view a section through the XZ, YZ or XY planes select the corresponding pre-set button.
  2. To view a vertical section at any orientation select the Pick Plane button and pick two points in the XY orthogonal view.
  3. To view a plane at any (non-vertical) orientation, click the User Defined Orientations option and you can enter any value of Dip and Dip Direction.
  4. You can also adjust the plane orientation graphically with the Freehand Manipulation tool in the model view.

Plane Location

The Plane Location can be adjusted by:

  1. Moving the Plane Location slider control, or
  2. Changing the Plane Origin coordinates, or
  3. Graphically moving the plane with the Freehand Manipulation freehand manipulation icon tool in the view.

Add Section to Viewport

After defining the plane location, selecting Add Section Cut will add a Visualization Node Section Cut to the Visibility Tree. When cuts are added to the visibility tree, they can be saved to the file.

Example of Section Cut on Geometry
Example of Section Cut on Geometry

Editing the Cut

  1. Select section cut in the Viewport or the Visibility Tree.
  2. Right-click on the Viewport and select Edit Section Cut, or go to the Properties pane and click the Edit edit icon icon next to the Applied Property field.
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