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 Section 14.3: Color Map Up Chapter 14: Post Processing Section 14.5: Mirror Plane 

14.4 Plane Cuts

FEBio Studio allows the user to add a plane cut to the model. The plane cut defines a clipping plane which will hide all geometry on the positive side of the plane. To add a plane cut to the model, select the Post/Plane cut from the menu. A new item will show up the Model Viewer that the user can select and edit the properties off. The following properties are defined for the plane cut.
  • Show plane - shows or hides the plane in the Graphics View. Note that selecting no for this option does not disable the plane cut. It simply toggles the displaying of the plane. To disable the plane cut, you need to click the enable button (see below).
  • Cut hidden: If yes, hidden parts will be cut. If no, hidden parts are not cut.
  • Show Mesh: show the mesh on the plane cut.
  • Transparency: Set the transparency value of the plane.
  • X-normal - sets the component of the plane normal. Aside from entering the value directly, this edit field can also be used as a slider. You can change the value by click dragging with the left mouse button.
  • Y-normal - sets the component of the plane normal. Aside from entering the value directly, this edit field can also be used as a slider. You can change the value by click dragging with the left mouse button.
  • Z-normal - sets the component of the plane normal. Aside from entering the value directly, this edit field can also be used as a slider. You can change the value by click dragging with the left mouse button.
  • offset - sets the relative position of the plane with respect to the center of the model. Aside from entering the value directly, this edit field can also be used as a slider. You can change the value by click dragging with the left mouse button.
Multiple plane cuts can be added to the model (up to six) and each plane can be positioned independently of the others. Note that the color of the plane in the Graphics View hints to its orientation using a RGB color coding: a red plane is a plane whose normal is directed in the x-direction, a green plane has its normal in the y-direction and a blue plane has its normal in the z-direction. A general orientation uses a combination of red, green and blue to indicate the orientation. You can also hide the displaying of the plane by setting the Show plane property to the appropriate value.
To enable the plane cut, press the enable button in the Model Viewer. To disable it, press the button again. You can delete the plane cut altogether by clicking the delete button on the Model Viewer panel.
 Section 14.3: Color Map Up Chapter 14: Post Processing Section 14.5: Mirror Plane