Planar Slice Use and Behavior


The Planar Slice tool analyzes the as-displayed wireframe of the OpenVSP model, with the set tessellation and clustering shown in the workspace, as opposed to operating on the Bezier surfaces themselves. This means that higher surface resolution is needed to obtain more accurate slice areas. Planar Slice also detects whether a slice passes into or out of a body including cases where geometries wrap back on themselves such as with flow-through components. Similar to other triangulation operations like Comp Geom, Planar Slice will also analyze imported meshes.