3D plane trim

3D plane trim - Cutting 3D objects with a plane.

Do you need to make a development of a cylindrical [it could be also conical, elliptic, or any transition] tank, cut by a plane to get an oblique base?.

Most sheet metal programs have extensive libraries for such patterns, but you are still tied up to the available ones.

With LITIO 2.0 you can make this with just some clicks.

In general, such patterns are defined with a dialogue, but sometimes it is easier to have it drawn as a transition [or cylinder] and cut it afterwards. You need to click the 3D object and afterwards click the 3 points that define the cutting plane. Remember that these points shall not be coincident or aligned.

After starting LITIO2, and picking the 3D object and defining the 3 valid points you get the cut 3D object and its development, and you also get the 3D cutting path. If you align it into the Z=0 plane you can get either the cover plate or the bottom plate [for example, of a tank].

Note: This pattern does not work with AutoCAD 3D solids.





This is as easy as making 4 clicks [1 for the 3D object and 3 for the plane-defining points]!.

3D plane trim - Cutting 3D objects with a plane.

Do you need to make a development of a cylindrical [it could be also conical, elliptic, or any transition] tank, cut by a plane to get an oblique base?.

Most sheet metal programs have extensive libraries for such patterns, but you are still tied up to the available ones.

With LITIO 2.0 you can make this with just some clicks.

In general, such patterns are defined with a dialogue, but sometimes it is easier to have it drawn as a transition [or cylinder] and cut it afterwards. You need to click the 3D object and afterwards click the 3 points that define the cutting plane. Remember that these points shall not be coincident or aligned.

After starting LITIO2, and picking the 3D object and defining the 3 valid points you get the cut 3D object and its development, and you also get the 3D cutting path. If you align it into the Z=0 plane you can get either the cover plate or the bottom plate [for example, of a tank].

Note: This pattern does not work with AutoCAD 3D solids.





This is as easy as making 4 clicks [1 for the 3D object and 3 for the plane-defining points]!.