Apply Clip Volume
Used to limit the displayed volume for a view to the region within a clipping element. This is useful for working within a limited volume of a model without being hindered by geometry outside the region of interest. When a clip volume is applied to a view, only elements that are located within the clip volume will display, or can be snapped to, in that view. Each view may have a different clip volume applied.
You can access this tool from the following:
Operations, such as view rotation, fence processing, visible edges display, and rendering, honor the clip volumes. They ignore any elements that are not displayed within the defined volume for the view.
Clipping elements may consist of any solid (other than spheres) or closed extrusion, cylinders, or closed planar elements (shapes, circles, ellipses, complex shapes, grouped holes). Where a planar element is chosen, or you use the clipping elements by points options, the clipping volume is generated by sweeping the planar element through the entire model. Planar elements may be selected in any view, because the sweep direction is orthogonal to the plane of the element. Similarly, clip elements that you define by points may be drawn in any view (AccuDraw can be used to set the correct orientation of the clip element).
If you later move, or modify a clipping element, then the clip volume is moved or modified also. If you delete a clipping element, then the clipping is removed also. Clipping elements can be manipulated/modified with the standard OpenUtilities Substation tools. Refer to Clip volume edit handles for modifying the clip volume.
When you clip open elements such as lines and arcs, their intersecting points are displayed in the Cut display.
Once a clip volume has been applied to a view, you can change the clip volume's settings in the Clip Volume Settings section of the View Attributes dialog. The shadows in a clip volume are visible only when the display styles in the Clip Volume Settings section of the View Attributes dialog are set to From View and the view’s display style has shadows turned on. You can hide or display the clip element via the Show or Hide Clip Volume tool.
The Section Clip icon create a clip volume along the section plane. The entire model is clipped to half along the selected section plane. The fitted sections are elements. You can manipulate them using the standard element manipulation tools. To orient the fitted section to the ACS, turn on the ACS Plane Lock.
The name of the tool settings window changes with the selection of icon in it. For example, if you click the icon Apply Clip Volume by 2 Points, the window name changes to Define Clip Volume by 2 Points.
Apply Clip Volume tool settings window when Apply Clip Volume By Element, Apply Clip Volume By 2 Points, or Apply Fitted Clip Volume icon is selected
|Apply Clip Volume By Element|
|Section Clip Tools|
|Apply Clip Volume By 2 Points|
|Apply Clip Volume By Polygon|
|Apply Fitted Clip Volume|
|Apply Fitted Section Parallel to the Top Plane|
|Apply Fitted Section Parallel to the Front Plane|
|Apply Fitted Section Parallel to the Side Plane|
|Apply Clip By Section Plane|
|Display Clip Element||If on, the clip element remains displayed after creating the clip volume for the view. Display of this element can be turned on or off later, with the Show or Hide Clip Volume Element icon.|
|Drawing Seed||Defines the seed file from which the detailing symbol style will be used for the clip volume.|
|Close button||(Apply Clip By Polygon only) Closes the polygon clipping element.|
|Tolerance||(Available only when a point cloud is referenced in the model) Allows you to enter the maximum distance, in working units, from each side of the cut plane to points that will be considered as part of the plane.|
|Project Points to Cut Plane||(Available only when a point cloud is referenced in the model) If on, the points within the specified tolerance range will be projected on the cut plane. If off, the points will be displayed at their real 3D location.|
|Named boundary tools|| Clicking the Expand arrow expands the tool settings
to reveal the named boundary tools.