Cut

A walkthrough of the different Cut tools and how to interact with cut bone fragments.

SmartPACS OrthoPlanĀ® includes several cut tools which will allow the user to select a cutout fragment. Once a cut is complete, the shape, location, and rotation of the fragment are all adjustable. All cuts should be performed on calibrated images. Once all cuts are complete, the user may save the planned image as an annotation overly or as a new image as discussed here.

The Cutout Group will contain all tools under a drop down menu.

Cut Tools

For more information on how to configure the Viewer toolbar, click here.

Cut Tools#

Manual#

Manual Cut Tool

The Manual Polyline cut tool is the traditional method of using the left mouse button to click around the area of interest. Each click will place a grab point around the perimeter of the shape. Since this is a manual process, the user may use approximation with fewer grab points or higher precision with more grab points. To close the shape, click on or near the original grab point.

Cut Manual

The center of rotation is the red plus sign that shows in the center of the cut fragment once the shape is complete. The user may click and drag this to define a new location from which the fragment should rotate. When the fragment shape is complete, a label is displayed showing 0 degrees. This will display the rotation and the red grab point is also used to rotate the object around the center of rotation.

Click anywhere within the fragment and drag to move the fragment within the viewport.

Once the fragment has been defined, the purple points along the perimeter are grab points which will allow the user to fine tune the shape of the cut fragment. These can be edited before or after moving or rotating the fragment.

Freehand#

Freehand Cut Tool

The Freehand Cut tool uses a simple click and drag around perimeter of the fragment to be cut. The cut path with follow the path of the mouse. Release the mouse near the beginning and grab points will automatically be placed and the cut is complete.

Cut Manual

As with all of the cutout tools, the center of rotation can be modified and the 0 degree marker is the grab point from which the cut shape will rotate. click within the shape and drag to move the fragment within the viewport.

Magnetic#

Magnetic Cut Tool

The magnetic cut tool will start with the user performing a single click and drag. Shortly after a line will appear between the initial point and the current location of the mouse. This tool finds the path from the last point to the cursor with the highest contrast. Often this will be along measurement lines. To confirm good locations, where the green line is on the desired path, release the drag to confirm and then click again to start the next segment of the line. This will result in a series of segments of drag and drops to confirm correct locations.

Cut Manual

As with all of the cutout tools, the center of rotation can be modified and the 0 degree marker is the grab point from which the cut shape will rotate. click within the shape and drag to move the fragment within the viewport.

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Cut Manual

Since the Magnetic cut tool snaps to lines, performing a cut along the entire perimeter of the blade is a quick way to cut and rotate a fragment.