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About Cutting Planes

With cutting planes, you can create and manage cross-section (cutaway) views of your models.

See Also
Cutting Planes Commands
Creating and Manipulating Cutting Planes
Using Two Cutting Planes to Create a Quarter Cross Section

When one or more cutting planes are enabled:

  • Some advanced rendering effects, such as ambient occlusion, per-pixel lighting, and shadow mapping, are disabled.
  • Render modes with silhouette lines (such as Shaded Illustration and Technical) display as Smooth with Outline because cutting-plane rendering does not support silhouettes.
  • Custom render mode displays as Smooth with Outline because Custom is incompatible with cutting planes.

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