I have cut a section through a 3d model. I would like to set different depths of view along the cut line. is this possible?
Yes. If you are using the Clip Volume tool then use the define clip plane option and it will allow you to set the depth. I believe by default the depth is infinite but you can right click on the blue green depth handle and choose toggle clipping.
Hi john, thanks for the reply i know how to do that but i'm trying to set various depths for one side of the cutting. is that possible?
In addition to John's suggestion, another couple of methods that may be of help
1. Divide the cut line into several clip volumes and reference these into the same sheet, reposition to align boundaries. Then adjust the depth of each as required. In the following example the middle clip volume depth is reduced so the red cylinder is not displayed.
2. Create a step (right click on section line) in the cut line rather than adjusting the depth.
3. Reference the 3D model into an empty file, clip mask the reference areas not required, before creating section.
Answer Verified By: Euan Rankin
I am not aware of a way to set various depths without using different cut lines. You can set a sectioned cut line but not a sectioned depth of view.
If the information your taking the clip volume of is a reference you can cut the reference with a mask. The mask will have infinite depth perpendicular to the mask plane but this works most of the time without an issue. Can also set the reference clip depth and use the combination to get creative.