How to create a section of imported part


I'm testing out Solid Edge. I've worked through a number of the tutorials and think it is time to try a harder problem. A "real test" if you will. With that I'd like to create a fixture to hold an existing part. I imported the part into Solid Edge and now need to generate the parts necessary for a milling fixture. I'd like to put a cross section on a sketch and design the necessary parts around it. Problem is I can't figure out how to generate a cross section. I could use some help.

Here is the imported part.Here's the imported partHere's the imported part

Here's what I'm after. I generated the cross section in the original modeling software and imported just to demonstrate what I'm after.Here's what I'm afterHere's what I'm after

thanks for your time,


Re: How to create a section of imported part

Couple of ways.  Both found on the Surfacing ribbon menu.

  • Live Section since you are in Synchronous
  • Intersection

You can use Command Finder to locate them if you are having trouble.


Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: How to create a section of imported part

Wonderful. Thank you! I'm sure I'll have tons of these simple questions for the next 6 months or so.