Slice
Works with Bricscad (Windows) Pro
Cuts a 3D solid with a plane; the result is a 3D solid cut in
two.
Accessing the Command
command bar: slice
alias: sl
menu bar: Draw  3D Entities 
Slice
toolbar: Solid 
: slice
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select entities:
(Choose one or more 3D solids.)
Entities in set: 1
Select entities: (Choose more 3D
solids, or press Enter to continue.)
Specify first point on
section plane or Object/Zaxis/View/XY/YZ/ZX:
(Enter an option.)
Specify a point on the current view plane
<0,0,0>: (Pick a point, or enter x,y,z
coordinates.)
Specify a
point on desired side of the plane or Both: (Choose one of the parts; the other one is erased. Or type B
to retain both.)
The sliced
solid can be separated and its two parts manipulated as independent
entities:
Command Options
Option

Description

Select entities

Specifies the entities that will be sliced.
Choose one or more 3D solids; this command does
not work with 2D regions.

Specify first point on
section plane

Specifies the first of three points that define
the slicing plane.
Pick a point or enter x,y,z coordinates;
prompts you:
Specify second point on
plane  pick another point.
Specify third point on
plane  pick a third point.

Object

Slices the 3D model
with an entity that intersects the 3D solid; prompts you:
Select a circle, ellipse, arc, 2Dspline, or
2Dpolyline  choose an entity.
You can also use
elliptical arcs.
The entity defines
the plane that slices the 3D solid.

Zaxis

Slices the 3D model
with a plane defined by one point on the plane, and a second on the
plane's normal (z axis); prompts you:
Specify a point on the section plane  pick a point
to define the location of the section plane.
Specify a point on the Zaxis (normal) of the plane 
pick another point to locate the normal.

View

Slices the 3D model
with a plane defined by the current 3D viewpoint; prompts you:
Specify a point on the current view plane  pick a
point to define the height of the plane.
This is probably the
easiest of the options.

XY

Slices the 3D model
with a plane parallel to the x,y plane; prompts you:
Specify a point on the XYplane  pick a point to
define the height of the slicing plane above or below the x,y
plane.

YZ

Slices the 3D model
with a plane parallel to the y,z plane; prompts you:
Specify a point on the YZplane  pick a point to
define the height of the slicing plane above or below the y,z
plane.

ZX

Slices the 3D model
with a plane parallel to the z,x plane; prompts you:
Specify a point on the ZXplane  pick a point to
define the height of the slicing plane above or below the z,x
plane.


Specify
a point on desired side of the plane or Both

Specifies which of the two portions to keep.
Choose one of the parts; the other one is
erased.
Or type B to retain both
parts.

Related Commands
Interfere  creates 3D volumes
of intersecting 3D solid models.
Intersect  removes volumes not
in common between two solid models.
Region  creates 2D regions from
2D entities.
Section  creates 2D regions from 3D
models.
Subtract  removes one solid model
from a second.
Union  joins two or more solid
models into a single entity.
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