Add and manage clip planes

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Add and manage clip planes

Use clip planes to create cross-sectional views of 3D models. You can create clip planes both vertically and horizontally. Once the desired cross section has been created, it can be saved as a view or a ToDo and shared with various team members.

Parent topic: Work with 3D models

Add a clip plane

  1. On the ribbon, click Add Clip Plane.
  2. Place the clip plane along the axis that you want to use to slice the model.

    The clip plane icon appears on the clip plane.

Add a vertical clip plane

  1. On the ribbon, click the arrow on the right side of Add Clip Plane.
  2. On the menu, select Add Vertical Clip Plane.
  3. Place the clip plane along the axis that you want to use to slice the model.

    The clip plane icon appears on the clip plane.

Flip a clip plane

Flipping a clip plane reverses the side of the cross-sectional view that is shown. You can flip both regular and vertical clip planes.

  1. To select an existing clip plane, click on the clip plane.
  2. Right-click .
  3. Select Flip.

Move a clip plane

  1. Click on an existing clip plane and hold down the left mouse button.
  2. Drag the clip plane to a new place.
  3. When the clip plane is placed correctly, release the left mouse button.

Delete a clip plane

  1. To select an existing clip plane, click on the clip plane.
  2. Right-click .
  3. Select Remove.

Alternatively, you can select the clip plane and press Delete on the keyboard.