AutoCAD: Slice Command

Slice command

The Slice command is used to slice 3D Solids into sections along a specified plane. It is a command that allows us to perform complex tasks and show job details.

Let’s see how this Slice command works. Start by creating Solids as shown in Figure 1, then select the Slice tool in the Solids Editing tool group as shown.

Figure 1

When an order is selected the program will allow us to select the desired piece of work (must be 3D Solids only to continue working), select the work as in Figure 2 (Select objects to slice).

Figure 2

After that, there will be a choice that Specify start point of slicing plane or [Planar object/Surface/Zaxis/View/XY/YZ/ZX/3points] <3points>: as shown in Figure 3

Figure 3

The choice I suggest in this chapter is 3points (or 3 coordinates). I put points 1, 2 and 3 in position. As in the picture, the simple way to think is Let’s say we have a knife. Let’s cut this piece apart into two pieces. I can divide it in many directions. depending on the plane of the blade in this case, I will cut along a plane parallel to the workpiece length. And cut from top to bottom, so points 1 and 2 are vertical cutting planes, while points 2 and 3 are longitudinal cutting planes.

After Enter, the program will ask whether specify a point on desired side or [keep Both sides]: Means we click to select the part of the work to be kept (delete the other part) or to keep both. If we select Both (both) will get the work as shown in Figure 4

Figure 4

You can see that the work piece is divided into pieces 1 and 2, but still in the same position. can be separated by using the move command as shown in Figure 5

Figure 5

With work that is Solids can be used further In addition, slices can be done in multiple planes. I try to make slice plane or Slice plane to increase understanding, create Solids and try to use slice command.

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