Create a Section Cut

Create and view 2D section planes of your model.

  1. In the view controls, click the Section Cut tool.
    A transparent section plane preview appears.
  2. Click the section plane preview or elsewhere on the model to create the section cut.
  3. Drag the section plane to reposition it, or use the microdialog options to move, align, or flip the section plane.

  4. Click to create additional section planes.

  5. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.
Tip: To a hide a section plane, select it and press H, or click its icon in the Model Browser. You can show all section planes using the right-click (context) menu.

Microdialog Options

Option Description
Section Plane Only

By default, one side of the model is hidden. Click to hide both sides of the model and show only the section plane.
Flip Section Cut

Reverse which side of the model is hidden.
Move Section Cut Plane

Translate or rotate the section plane using the Move tool.
Align to Global X, Y, Z Axis

Align the section plane to the x-, y-, or z-axis.
Reposition section plane to model center

Reposition the section plane to the model center.

Keyboard Shortcuts & Mouse Controls

To Do this
Hide a selected section cut H
Add to or remove from the selection Ctrl
Exit the tool Esc or right-click