The alternative methodology to achieve a measurement via the part-based sectioning tool is to create a Positioned Sketch on a user defined sketch which contains an Intersect Projection of the required geometry (or body).
In CATIA V5 the Dynamic Sectioning tool is very useful, but equally very limiting. This functionality has been vastly improved in 3DEXPERIENCE and now takes on the name “Visualization Sectioning”. Users are able to create sections in the Part Design workbench/app, however are unable to extract measurements from their sections.
The video below not only demonstrates the additional functionality from the V5 Dynamic Sectioning tool to the 3DEXPERIENCE Visualization Sectioning tool, but how the above is also achieved and is useful.
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