Solid to PlaneKeyCreator \ Modify \ Solid-Trim-Break \ Solid-to-Plane
Location: Modify>Solid Trim/Break>Plane
Use the Solid to Plane function to slice a body using a plane that you specify. Two separate bodies will be created with new faces at the intersection of the plane. If the plane intersects the body in more than one place, bodies with disjoint lumps (enclosed volumes) may be created.
Note that if the solid being trimmed contains multiple lumps, only those lumps that intersect the trimming entity are trimmed. Any lump that is not intersected by the trimming entities remain in the trimmed solid. This may cause the solid to appear visually disjointed in space.
Below> A body was created using the Sweep function with a circle and the spline. Then 5 tangent vectors were created along the spline using Create Tangent Vectors on Curve. Planes were created normal to the vectors using Create Plane Perpendicular to Vector.
The 3 middle planes could be used to split the body with this function. This would split the original body into 4 separate bodies.
The Trim Body to a Plane dialog appears when this function is selected.
Using the Function:
The required steps might change depending upon what settings are chosen in the dialog box for the function.