Slice a set of solid objects with a cutting plane.

  1. On the Geometry ribbon, select the Slice tool.

  2. Optional: By default, the targets are assumed based on where you position the cutting plane. To select your own targets, click Targets on the guide bar, and then select one or more parts.
  3. Click Plane on the guide bar, and then click on the part to define the cutting plane.
    As you mouse over the target, a red circular saw appears to indicate where the cutting plane will be positioned. Hovering over an edge gives a perpendicular cutting plane, while hovering over a face produces a planar cutting plane.
  4. Click Apply on the guide bar or microdialog.
All individual solids are placed into separate parts.
  • To reposition the cutting plane using the Move tool, click .
  • To align the cut plane to the x-, y-, or z-axis, click .

Keyboard Shortcuts & Mouse Controls

To Do this
Add to or remove from the selection Ctrl
Exit tool Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.