Cuts a 3D solid with a plane into two parts.
Accessing the Command
command bar: slice
alias: sl
menu bar: Model  3D Solids  Slice
ribbonP
toolbar: 3D Solids
: slice
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select entities: (Choose one or more 3D solids)
Entities in set: 1
Select entities: (Choose more 3D solids, or press Enter to continue)
Specify first point on slicing plane or [Object/Surface/Zaxis/View/XY/YZ/ZX/Linepoint/3points/Multislice] <3points>: (Pick a point or enter an option)
Command Options
Option 
Description 

Select entities 
Specifies the entities that will be sliced. Choose one or more 3D solids; this command does not work with 2D regions. 

Specify first point on slicing plane 
Slices a solid with a plane defined by two points; prompts you:
The sliced solid can be separated and its two parts manipulated as independent entities: 

Object 
Slices a solid with entity that intersects its; the entity defines the plane that slices the 3D solid. Prompts you: Select a circle, ellipse, arc, 2Dspline, 2Dpolyline, planar 3d Solid face, planar Surface face, or planar region  choose an entity. In addition to the entities listed by the prompts, you can also use an elliptical arc. To use a planar 3D solid face as the slicing plane, ensure that the Select Faces option of the SELECTIONMODES system variable is on. 

Surface 
Slices the 3D solid with a surface; prompts you: Select a surface  select a surface entity. 

Zaxis 
Slices the 3D model with a plane defined by one point on the plane, and a second point on the plane's normal (z axis); prompts you:
The section plane is defined by the centroid of the front face of the cube (1) and the Z axis through this point and a corner of the cube (2). The section plane is perpendicular to line 12. 

View 
Slices the 3D model with a plane defined by the current 3D viewpoint; prompts you: Specify a point on the current view plane  pick a point to define the height of the plane. The section plane is perpendicular to the view direction and passes through the picked point. 

XY 
Slices the 3D model with a plane parallel to the XYplane of the current coordinate system; prompts you: Specify a point on the XYplane  pick a point to define the position of the slicing plane. 

YZ 
Slices the 3D model with a plane parallel to the YZplane of the current coordinate system; prompts you: Specify a point on the YZplane  pick a point to define the position of the slicing plane. 

ZX 
Slices the 3D model with a plane parallel to the ZXplane of the current coordinate system; prompts you: Specify a point on the ZXplane  pick a point to define the position of the slicing plane. 

Linepoint 
Slices the 3D model with a plane defined by a linear entity and a point; prompts you:


3points 


Multislice 
Slices 3D solids in more than one place using a face; prompts you:


Specify a point on desired side of the plane or Both 
Specifies which of the two portions to keep:

Related Commands
BimSplit  splits segmented solids into separated solids and allows to split a solid using a selection of cutting faces.
Interfere  creates 3D volumes of intersecting 3D solid models.
Intersect  removes volumes not in common between two solid models.
Region  creates 2D regions from 2D entities.
Section  creates 2D regions from 3D models.
Subtract  removes one solid model from a second.
Union  joins two or more solid models into a single entity.