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Slicing 3D Solids

The Slice command slices 3D solids with a plane or surface.

The usual variant of executing the command prompts you for the 3D solid objects to divide and for two points defining the base line of the slicing plane. You can also define planar objects or surfaces as cutting plane.

To slice 3D solids at a plane perpendicular to a base line:

  1. Click Solids > Solid Editing > Slice (or type Slice).
  2. Select the 3D solid objects to slice and press Enter to conclude the selection.
  3. Specify a start point to define the base line of the slicing plane.
  4. Specify a second point to define the base line of the slicing plane.

    The two points define the angle of the slicing plane. The slicing plane is established perpendicular to the current Custom Coordinate System (CCS) on the defined base line.

  5. Point to a side of the cutting plane to define the part of the object that should retain
  6. - or -
  7. Enter the Keep both sides option to keep both sides (default).

To slice 3D solids with a planar object:

  1. Click Solids > Solid Editing > Slice (or type Slice).
  2. Select the 3D solid objects to slice and press Enter to conclude the selection.
  3. Enter the Object option to slice with planar objects.
  4. Select a 2D polyline, arc, circle, ellipse, or spline or to use as slicing plane.
  5. Point to a side of the cutting plane to define the part of the object that should retain
  6. - or -
  7. Enter the Keep both sides option to keep both sides (default).

To slice 3D solids with a surface:

  1. Click Solids > Solid Editing > Slice (or type Slice).
  2. Select the 3D solid objects to slice and press Enter to conclude the selection.
  3. Enter the Surface option to slice with a surface.
  4. Select a surface to use as slicing plane.
  5. Point to a side of the cutting plane to define the part of the object that should retain.
  6. - or -
  7. Enter the Keep both sides option to keep both sides (default).

 Note: You cannot apply meshes created with the EdgeMesh, RevolvedMesh, RuledMesh, or TabulatedMesh command.

Access

Command: Slice

Menu: Solids > Solid Editing > Slice

Related Topics

Thicken

Parent Topic

Modifying Solids



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