Subject: Sectioning and slicing solids



You can section or slice a three-dimensional solid, region, or body (typically a sheet).

When you section a solid, you obtain an “inside view” by creating a cross-section through the solid as a region or block. When you section a region or body, the result­ing intersections are curves.

When you slice a solid, region, or body, you create a new entity by cutting the origi­nal entity and removing a specific side.

To section an entity

   1   Do one of the following to choose Section ():

   On the ribbon, choose Draw 3D > Section (in Draw 3D Solids).

   On the menu, choose Draw > 3D Solids > Section.

   On the Draw 3D Solids toolbar, click the Section tool.

   Type section and then press Enter.

   2   Select the entities to cross-section.

   3   Do one of the following:

   Specify three points to define the cross-section plane. (The first point defines the origin, while the second point defines the x-axis and the third point defines the y-axis.)

   Type o and press Enter to select an entity that defines the cross-sectional plane.

   Specify an axis by typing the appropriate letter and pressing Enter.

To slice an entity

   1   Do one of the following to choose Slice ():

   On the ribbon, choose Draw 3D > Slice (in Draw 3D Solids).

   On the menu, choose Draw > 3D Solids > Slice.

   On the Draw 3D Solids toolbar, click the Slice tool.

   Type slice and then press Enter.

   2   Select the entities to slice.

   3   Do one of the following:

   Specify three points to define the cross-section plane. (The first point defines the origin, while the second point defines the x-axis and the third point defines the y-axis.)

   Type o and press Enter to select an entity that defines the cross-sectional plane.

   Specify an axis by typing the appropriate letter and pressing Enter.

   4   Specify which side to retain, or type b to retain both sides.

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