Create Spot with Clipping Plane Active

Use the clipping plane to remove view blocking geometry.

  1. Orient the model to make the spot projection normal to the screen.
  2. On the main window toolbar, click (Clip assembly with plane).
  3. Optional: Click on a part face to orient the clipping plane (parallel to selected face).
  4. Move the clipping plane to the desired depth by doing one of the following:
    • Hold down the Control button and move the mouse scroll wheel to move the plane faster.
    • Hold down the Shift button and move the mouse scroll wheel to move the plane slower.
  5. On the Project Tree, click on the Assembly workbench.
  6. On the Assembly workbench toolbar, click > Create spot.
  7. In the dialog, click the desired spot shape tab.
  8. Specify the spot dimensions.
  9. Position the spot in the modeling window by doing one of the following:
    • Right-click and drag to move the spot on the model. Left-click and drag to rotate the spot on its center.
    • Define the X, Y, and Z coordinates for Coordinates of spot center projection. Define the Angle to rotate the spot.
    After the spot is dimensioned and positioned, it is projected on the model surface in the view direction (normal to the screen), and the projected domain is the actual geometry of the spot used in the analysis.
  10. Define where the spot will be applied.
  11. Click OK.
    The spot appears in the Assembly > Part branch in the Project tree.