5.11 Oblique and Two Points Oblique Tools


Available for the Full Viewer (IE) only. The Basic Viewer can only display already existing regions.

1.Click on the Oblique 7.6 oblique tool icon icon.  When this icon is active, you have the ability to flatten oblique and curved objects into a two-dimensional view.

2.Left-click to deposit points along the desired pathway and double-click on the last point to end the line.  An example is shown below:

 

7.6 oblique tool

 

3.The following screen will appear:

 

7.6 Full screen oblique tool

 

A new entry appears in the Navigation menu as "Oblique 1".  You can toggle between this view and others by selecting the desired view in the Navigation menu (top right corner).

The image on the left side shows the oblique pathway.

The image at the top right shows the cut along the oblique pathway.

The slice thickness is 0.4 mm and can be changed by left-clicking on the Slice Thickness (ST) button in the top right corner of the image and selecting a new value.

The thumbnail images in the bottom right frame are cuts that are perpendicular to the oblique pathway.  These are equally spaced along the length of the oblique pathway.

You can move the oblique line by hovering over it with the cursor until it is active (it will change color) and dragging it to the desired location.

You can make changes to the oblique line by moving the cursor over it until the oblique line changes color and then right-clicking the mouse.  A drop-down menu will appear with options.  You can make similar changes by right-clicking the corresponding oblique line in the Navigation menu and choosing from the menu options.

 

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Oblique Options

Description

Change Name

Changes the name of the oblique line

Change Color

Changes the oblique line color

Visible

Makes the oblique line invisible.  In order to make the oblique line reappear, right-click on the corresponding oblique line defined in the Navigation menu and select Visible

Go To

Takes you to the Oblique window (the new screen that appears after you define an oblique line)

Delete

Deletes the oblique line

Insert Point

Inserts an additional point

Delete Point

Deletes selected point

Two Points Oblique Tool

1.Click on the Two Points Oblique 7.6 two point oblique tool icon icon.  When this icon is active, you have the ability to flatten oblique and curved objects into a two-dimensional view.

2.Left-click to deposit two points along the desired pathway.  An example is shown below (an orange line with orange dots representing the click points).

 

7.6 two points oblique tool

 

3.The following window will appear:

 

7.6 new window for two points oblique

 

A new entry appears in the Navigation menu as "Two Points Oblique 1".  You can toggle between this view and others by selecting the desired view in the Navigation menu (top right corner).

The image on the left side shows the oblique pathway.

The image on the lower right shows the cut along the oblique pathway.

The slice thickness is 0.4 mm and can be changed by left-clicking on the Slice Thickness (ST) value in the top right corner of the image and selecting a new value.

You can move the oblique line by hovering over it with the cursor until it is active (it will change color) and dragging it to the desired location.

You can make changes to the oblique line by moving the cursor over it until the oblique line changes color and then right-clicking the mouse.  A drop-down menu will appear with options.  You can make similar changes by right-clicking the corresponding oblique line in the Navigation menu and choosing from the menu options.

 

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Two Points Oblique Options

Description

Change Name

Changes the name of the oblique line

Change Color

Changes the oblique line color

Visible

Makes the oblique line invisible.  To make the oblique line reappear, right click the corresponding oblique line defined in the Navigation menu and select "Visible"

Go To

Takes you to the Oblique window (the screen that appears after you define an oblique line)

Delete

Deletes the oblique line

Insert Point

Inserts an additional point

Delete Point

Deletes selected point