How to make Section Plane of meshed geometry without drawing the plane with free hand?

  • Last Post 19 January 2019
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madhavair19 posted this 14 January 2019

Hello Everyone,

I am doing the meshing of a 3D geometry; and I want to cut the geometry to see the inner mesh elements. I want to cut the mesh at specific locations (for e.g y=0 and z=0). If I draw the plane with free hand the plane doesn't lies exactly at the same location. Is there any other way to draw section plane at specific location apart from drawing it with free hand. Kindly help me with the same.

Thank you !

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kkanade posted this 15 January 2019

please create a required coordinate system. 

then right click coordinate system and use create cut plane.

following video may help you to create required coordiante system. 


if this helps you, please mark this post as 'is solution' to help others on forum.





madhavair19 posted this 16 January 2019

Thank you very much for your reply.

I have created a coordinate system. When I right click the coordinate system and use create section plane, it cuts the geometry by default. How do I instruct it to cut the plane at z=0 or x=0 plane.

It creates a plane at y = 0 when my principal axis is x. I changed my principal axis to y; so now it creates the plane at x=0. Thus, it is creating a section plane only along one direction by default.

What if I want to create a plane through my principal axis ?


kkanade posted this 17 January 2019

please select corresponding geometry and change corresponding axis. 

please play with these controls in the panel to get the desired result. 


madhavair19 posted this 19 January 2019

Thank you very much for the help.