SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip – Using Cut Planes

Many times, the most impressive part of your design isn’t the outside, but the internals. If you want to show off how your products work, you can decrease the opacity or you can use the subject of this week’s Visualize Quick Tip – Cut Planes. Cut Planes selectively hide part of your model, allowing for you to see inside. This can be at the Part level, or even Groups and Models themselves. You can then move and rotate each Cut Plane exactly how you want, and combine multiple Cut Planes – so lots of ways to slice up your geometry. They can also be animated, adding extra flair to your design presentation!

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Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.