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3D Slice angle
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* October 03, 2015, 06:40:20 AM
I have discovered that a solid which I sliced has the slice at a 45 degree angle instead of the desired 90.  Would I be right in guessing that this was because I did the slice in SE Iso view?   So, I need to position the line and switch to Top view before doing the slice?

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Thomas Mercer-Hursh, TC Pro 15


* October 03, 2015, 06:56:34 AM
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Would I be right in guessing that this was because I did the slice in SE Iso view?   So, I need to position the line and switch to Top view before doing the slice?

Your 'guess' was correct the standard slice goes off the current view.

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* October 03, 2015, 09:38:24 AM
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Or you can draw a box, set worplane on one side and use Slice by Workplane, very handy option.

Torfinn

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* October 03, 2015, 11:00:02 AM
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In this situation, I've used the "Slice By Plane" option. I'll "V" snap the end points of the line, then immediately "Shift+Tab" to the "Z" coordinate field and enter a height such as 10 to define the 'plane'.

You could also give the line a thickness, then use the corners as snap points for "Slice By Plane". More accurate than my first suggestion.

Lastly, if you have a recent Pro edition, you could use the "Slice By Surface" option with the thickened line (or polyline/arc/curve).

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