**Steven Matchett **shares a trick for slicing between two solids in AutoCAD.
“I tend to use an angular dimension for slicing between two intersecting solids. I find it really easy because you don't need to add any construction lines. You must select Node in your osnap, and be familiar with the Mid Between Two Points option. Just make sure AutoCAD is placing the text automatically.”
**Notes from Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton: **This is an interesting use of the angle dimension, and a clever application of an old-school drafting technique for bisecting an angle. Draw an arc whose center is based on the intersection point of the two objects; the circle can be of any radius. Then draw a line from the intersection point of the objects to the midpoint of the arc. In AutoCAD you can find the midpoint of the arc easily, but on the board you need to draw two circles, equal in radius, whose centers are positioned where the first arc intersects the intersecting objects. The midpoint of the arc is located where the two new circles intersect each other. |