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Clipping Planes in Solid Edge

June 20th, 2011 by John Pearson

You can set clipping planes, in Solid Edge, to control the display depth in a 3D window. This is often referred to as sectioning the model. This can be achieved by following these simple steps.

Step 1: Choose View tab→Clip group→Set Planes.

Step 2: Select a planar face or reference plane, position the cursor to define the first clipping plane (A), and then click.

Step 3: Position the cursor to define the second clipping plane (B), and then click.

Step 4: Click Finish.

Note: You can turn the clipped display on and off using the ‘Clipping On’ command, located below the Set Planes command, or use the Hot Keys (Ctrl + D).

Note: This command is designed for simple section/3D depth views. For more elaborate section views use the Section command on the PMI tab>Model Views group.

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