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#1 ASONE

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:07 PM

Is it possible to create a section cut using a poly line?

 

I need this at times when cutting through a terrain model with a building beyond.  Sometimes there is a hill in the way of the building and I need the section but to jog around it.  At times this is useful for interior section cuts also.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:12 AM

Try the Slice tool in the modify pallete. You can split any solid with a line, click Heal in the tool options to heal the solid after it slices.

Alternatively you can use Surface Split in the same pallet. I find this really handy for objects such as terrain surfaces.

If your terrain is a solid then just boolean difference/split a solid as before.

And don't forget the Section tool, again in the same pallet, it's kind of self explanatory.

 

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:04 PM

I was thinking of the non-destructive kind, but thanks for the tips.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:17 PM

ASONE,

 

Non-destructive clipping currently just works on a plane for performance reasons. We will look into extending this to custom shapes in the future, however we do not expect that they will be able to be edited in real time.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:34 AM

That would be a great feature if implemented!  Does not have to be edited real time for my purposes.


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