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How do I view a cross section of my model?

PhilipKaniaPhilipKania Onshape Employees Posts: 2
edited June 2014 in Using Onshape
I want to see the internal structure of my parts. What's the best way to view or display the inner structure of a part in Onshape?

Best Answer


  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 2,000
    edited June 2014
    You use cut or split part.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • matthew_stein_1matthew_stein_1 Member Posts: 5
    Here's the easiest way to display a cross section of your part.

    Go to the end view of your model. Create a sketch of the shape you want to cut away (arc, rectangle, etc.) Extrude that sketch, select "Remove" to cut away the part you don't want, and check "Merge with all." That will remove the material from the model to reveal your cutaway view.

  • emmanuel_monninemmanuel_monnin Member Posts: 1

    I'm new to the forum and to Onshape. I'm testing it to assess whether we could use it in my company. 
    So here my first comment: It is cumbersome to cut or split or remove material to get a cross-section view of your part... Hopefully an option will soon help to do this.
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