Cutting Faces

This task shows you how to insert a section, that is cutting faces in two parts.
Open the Cutting1.CATPart document.
  Here is the initial surface:

  1. Click Faces Cutting .

    You can also access this command by pressing ALT+SHIFT+F.
  2. Select the surface to be cut.

    A Tools Palette is displayed:
    The following icons let you:
    • apply the command. This command is active after the first selection. Clicking this command validates the selection and further executes the command.
    A slider is displayed at the right of the screen to let you define the number of sections between 1 and 9. Drag the slider to the number of desired sections.

    You can also click Sections Edition to open the Number of Sections dialog box and define the number of cuts between 1 and 9. The field dynamically updates whenever you move the slider and vice-versa.

  3. Cut the surface as many times as you wish.

    The section insertion propagates to the connected faces.
  4. Click Apply to validate every cut you make or use Crtl key to multi-select the cut surfaces and then click Apply.
    • During the command execution the selection of elements is previewed on the surface.

    • The command is executed, only after the selection is validated by using Apply.

    • Apply is automatic applied before quitting the command.

    • When the modification is not possible, the apply button is not active (grayed out).

    • You can undo or redo the changes only after the completion of command after the Apply. Intermediate selection states cannot be managed by undo/redo.

  • An interactive zone is defined around the cursor. When you are in this zone, the pointer position allows to preview the value which is highlighted. A click moves the cursor to highlighted position.

  • Click and move the pointer in the interactive zone, so that the cursor moves on the slider highlighting the value.

  • Pointer when moved on the slider highlights the value. A click would move the cursor to the highlighted value on the slider.

  • When the cursor is on a value, the value is displayed with more thickness than others to identify.

  • The slider can be customized using the anchor point circle at the lower end of the slider. Drag this point across the screen. The preview of the location where the slider can be dropped is displayed. The slider automatically changes its shape according to its position horizontal, vertical or corner.

  • The slider can be scaled using the resizing manipulator on top.