Slice a set of solid objects with a cutting plane or surfaces.

  1. On the Geometry ribbon, select the Slice tool.

    Note: The tool may be hidden in the dropdown menu. To access the dropdown menu, you can do one of the following:
    • Select at the lower right corner of the currently displayed tool.
    • Click and hold the currently displayed tool.
  2. In the guide bar, click for more Options:
    • Extend Surface: Extend the surface to completely cut the target.
  3. Optional: By default, the targets are assumed based on where you position the cutting plane or surfaces. To select your own targets, click Targets on the guide bar, and then select one or more parts.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Click Plane on the guide bar, and then click on the part to define the cutting plane.
      Note: As you mouse over the target, a red circular saw appears to indicate where the cutting plane will be positioned. Hovering over an edge gives a perpendicular cutting plane, while hovering over a face produces a planar cutting plane.
    • Click Surfaces on the guide bar, and then select one or more surfaces that intersect the target part.
      Tip: To toggle between selecting Targets or Surfaces, right-click or press Tab.
  5. Click Apply on the guide bar or microdialog.
All individual solids are placed into separate parts.
  • To reposition the cutting plane using the Move tool, click .
  • To align the cut plane to the x-, y-, or z-axis, click .

Keyboard Shortcuts & Mouse Controls

To Do this
Add to or remove from the selection Ctrl
Exit tool Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.