Used to cut a section through the structure along a specified global plane at a desired location of the third axis. Sectional views parallel to global XY, YZ, and XZ planes may be created.
Opens when the Structure Tools > Cut Section tool is selected from the Geometry Tools group on the Utilities ribbon tab.
Range By Joint tab
Select the plane of the section by selecting either the X-Y Plane, Y-Z Plane, or X-Z Plane option. In the With Node # drop down list, select the joint which lies on the sectional plane.
For example, if the section is to be drawn parallel to XY plane at Z=5, then, select the X-Y Plane option and select a joint number with a Z coordinate of 5.
Range By Min/Max tab
Select the plane of the section by selecting either the X-Y Plane, Y-Z Plane, or X-Z Plane option. The Minimum and Maximum fields represent the boundary distances along the axis perpendicular to the sectional plane. Every object lying between these two distances would be displayed.
For example, if the section is to be drawn parallel to XY plane at Z=5, select the X-Y Plane option and select a Minimum value of 4 and a Maximum value of 6.
Select to View tab
Used to specify the portion of the structure to view by using selected objects.
|Window/Rubber Band||allows you to select the portion of the structure to view by specifying a rubber-band window around it.|
|View Highlighted Only||displays only the selected (highlighted) objects on screen. You must select the members and elements to view before choosing this option.|
|Select To View||allows you to view only Beams, Plates, and/or Solids, depending on the selection of the corresponding options.|