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Clip Planes


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For views, clipping the plane is a very useful tool. It helps in cutting the plane to get better understanding on the model. When a 3d model is opened in the viewer, sectioning tool helps in clipping the model. 

Click  to carve out the plane and create a view which can further be used for creating ToDos. Sectioning can be done both vertically and horizontally.


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You can add clip planes to focus on required details in the model. A clip plane cuts away a portion of the model along a plane that you select. Clip planes do not remove objects from the models, they just determine what is displayed in the 3D view. You can create up to 8 clip planes.


Add a clip plane

  1. On the 3D view toolbar, click .
  2. Snap to an object.
    Trimble Connect displays the orientation of the clip plane.
  3. Click the object to set the clip plane.
    A clip plane symbol  appears.
  4. To move a clip plane, drag a clip plane symbol to a new location.

Delete a clip plane
Do one of the following:

  • Click the clip plane symbol and press Delete.
  • Click the clip plane symbol, right-click and select Remove.

Delete all clip planes
On the 3D view toolbar, click .
All the clip planes are deleted in the active view. The saved views retain their clip planes.



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