Clipping planes
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Written by Julien Benoit
Updated over a week ago

Catenda Hub has powerful support for clipping in model viewer. The purpose is to create one or more planes and then only show what is on one side. That way we can look at the parts of the building you are interested in without having the view obscured. A clipping plane to either horizontally and vertically and thus create a sort of interactive top view or side view of the model. If you wish, you can also cut at a freely chosen angle. You can create up to 6 simultaneous cutting planes.

Add clipping plane

You can create a cutting plane by first selecting a surface, for instance a wall. Then right-click and select "Add clipping plane". The model will then be clipped by a cutting plane that we can only see the outline of and parallel to the surface we have chosen when we added the clipping plane.

Moving the clipping plane

To move a clipping plane, left click inside the clipping plane and drag the mouse in the direction you want the clipping plane to move.

Choosing a clipping plane

In the bottom left of the model viewer you can choose between the clipping planes. By left clicking on the plane you want. The plane will by outlined with green. You can also toggle the clipping planes on and off by pressing the "Shift" bar on your keyboard.

Remove clipping planes

To remove all clipping planes, right-click and select "Remove clipping planes". This will remove all clipping planes. A single clipping plane can be removed by selecting it and pressing Delete on the keyboard.

Sectioning top and bottom

Sectioning is using clipping planes by for instance choosing a wall that is attached to a storey and then right click and select "Section top and bottom".

This creation makes a cut plan on top of the selected object (the wall) and one beneath, which is often useful to see one storey isolated. The planes created in this way are moved and removed in the same way as conventional clipping plane.

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