Part CrossSections

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Part CrossSections

Menu location
Part → Cross-sections...
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Part Section


The Cross-sections utility creates one or more cross-sections through the selected shape, parallel to one of the default global planes (XY, XZ or YZ).


  1. Select a shape.
  2. Press the Cross-sections button.
  3. Define the guiding plane.
  4. Define the position (height of the cross-section).
  5. Optionally, check Sections to create more than one cross-section:
    • Checking On both sides will distribute the cross-sections on each side of the guiding plane location.
    • Set the count.
  6. Press OK.


  • App Link objects linked to the appropriate object types and App Part containers with the appropriate visible objects inside can also be used as source objects. introduced in version 0.20
  • The resulting object is not parametric, that is it is not linked to the original shape.
  • A single object is created, even with more than one cross-section.


Select an object

Dialog window