Section

You can edit or create new sections by using section commands. It is mostly used in complex parts and assemblies. It is a very useful command to check models.

You can see created sections in Assembly Navigator on the left side of the screen. (If you can not see on assembly navigator right-click on assembly navigator then select “Include Sections”)

You can create more than one section and save them. To activate one of the sections double click on a section in the navigator.

There are three section commands.

  • New Section: Creates new section
  • Edit Section: Edits created section
  • Clip section: Activates / Deactivates last used section

You can activate commands from:

  • View Ribbon Bar => Visibility Group => “Edit Section / Clip Section
  • Menu => View => Section => Edit Section / Clip Section / New Section

New Section and Edit section command windows are smilar.

  • Type: You can change section type as one plane, two planes, and a box.
  • Section Plane: defines plane for section. (I mostly use handle to define sections)
  • Show Manipulator: Makes handle visible / invisible
  • Cap Settings
    • Show Cap: hides / shows solidbody on section. If deactivated, you will see only sheet walls of the body
    • Color Option: You can define body color in the section. Two options existed in this tab;
      • Body Color: You will see body color on section.
      • Specify Color: you will see same cap color for all parts on the section.
    • Show interference: Interfered objects color changes as red on the screen.
  • Section Curve Settings: Creates boundary curve around body on section plane.
  • 2D Viewer Settings: New window opens to show section in 2D.
  • Section Series Settings: You can create more than one section with defined number and spacing.

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