Flipping direction of section plane

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Flipping direction of section plane

Postby dimitar » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:42 am

Is there a way to flip the direction of the section plane so it cuts the model on the opposite side of the plane, with the Vie -> Cut View property on?

I have played with negative normals flipping t-1, and change the angle or rotation to 180 deg and -180 deg, and the section still cuts the same way.
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Re: Flipping direction of section plane

Postby paullee » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:51 pm

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Re: Flipping direction of section plane

Postby dimitar » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:53 pm

Yes along those lines, but I am cutting a 3d section and the 3d section does not seem to respect positive or negative angles or normals in regards to which side of the section plane is shown and which side of the section plane is visible
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Re: Flipping direction of section plane

Postby paullee » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:55 pm

Do you want to post a file to show what you are after?

The discussion in the link indicates the section plane can be rotated to alter the direction of cut - with some unexpected result though I remember.
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Re: Flipping direction of section plane

Postby dimitar » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:46 pm

paullee wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Do you want to post a file to show what you are after?

The discussion in the link indicates the section plane can be rotated to alter the direction of cut - with some unexpected result though I remember.
Yes, I read it. I tried rotating the section, flipping the normals, positive rotation, negative rotation, but in the viewport, it still cut in the same way.
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Re: Flipping direction of section plane

Postby chrisb » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:40 pm

dimitar wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:46 pm
but in the viewport, it still cut in the same way.
Did you make a full recompute of the whole document?
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Re: Flipping direction of section plane

Postby yorik » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:21 am

Normally just rotating it 180° along its X or Y axis should do it... But I'll check here when I have a moment
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Re: Flipping direction of section plane

Postby FATHI RAMMAH » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:41 pm

you must add the desired objects to the section plane
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Re: Flipping direction of section plane

Postby yorik » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:48 pm

It seems to work ok for me... Note that by double-clicking the section plane in the tree, you have several options to quickly rotate and resize it.