The sectioning tool makes it simple to get a clear understanding of how complex assemblies go together. When active, 3d parts are cut along a plane like in a cross section. The profile of the form is easy to read.
Problems to Solve
Give non-3D-experts the power to cross-section 3D data in order to beter understand physical form
Create a 3D interaction that's simple enough that an 'occasional user' can be successful
The interaction for adjusting the section cut orientation and location is designed to be simple. We explored a range of visual styles.