SS-T: 1020 Clip Assembly with Plane

Clip the model assembly with a plane.


SimSolid performs meshless structural analysis that works on full featured parts and assemblies, is tolerant of geometric imperfections, and runs in seconds to minutes. In this tutorial, you will do the following:
  • Use the Clip Assembly with Plane display option.

Model Description

The following model file is needed for this tutorial:
  • ClipAssemblyWithPlane.ssp

Figure 1.
This file has the following specifications:
  • Material is set to Steel for all parts.
  • Regular connections with default gap and penetration tolerance.

Open Project

Open the SimSolid project file.

  1. Start a new SimSolid session.
  2. Click the (Open Project) icon.

    Figure 2.
  3. In the Open project file dialog, choose ClipAssemblyWithPlane.ssp
  4. Click OK.

Clip Assembly With Plane

Use the Clip Assembly With Plane display option in the modeling window.

  1. On the main window toolbar, click (Clip assembly with plane).

    Figure 3.

    Figure 4.
    The default direction of the plane is along the XY plane.
  2. Use Shift + mouse wheel to slowly move the section plane in the Z direction.
    You can use Control + mouse wheel for faster movement.
  3. Use Control + left mouse button to select a surface and orient the plane along the normal to the surface.

    Figure 5.