Create Slice Planes

Use the Slice Planes tool to create derived geometry by slicing solids on a plane and defining display properties. The result of slicing is a 2D planar face.

  1. From the Post ribbon, click the Slice Planes tool.

    Figure 1.
  2. Optional: Select solids to slice.
    By default, all solids all selected.
  3. Select one of the three Cartesian planes in the modeling window.

    Figure 2.
  4. Use the microdialog options to change the axis or define the plane direction interactively.
  5. Click in the microdialog to create the slice place.
    A slice plane geometry is created in the Post Browser.
  6. Use the tabs in the display properties microdialog to define plot contour data, vectors, contour lines, mesh lines (here it will be volume element cut lines), and feature lines.
  7. On the guide bar, click to confirm your selection and remain in the tool or click to confirm your selection and exit the tool.
Tip: To edit the slice place definition and display style, right-click on a slice plane in the Post Browser and select Edit. Click Plane on the guide bar to view the plane definition options.