Cross section areas

Hello everyone, my question is in regard to ploting the cross-sectional area of an object (in this case, fuselage) vs it's length. Is there a way in which CATIA would do this for me? If not, how about creating planes along the fuselage and then somehow calculating the cross-sectional area of that plane? How do I even calculate a cross-sectional area of a body??

I know that was a lot of questions. Any answers to any of the above questions would be a big help! Thank you!!

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Getting the cross-sectional areas the entire length of the fuselage will take some time, unless you write a program to do it.

For each plane, you need to find the intersection of the plane with the fuselage and create a surface within the curve. Use the Measure or Inertia tool to get the area of the surface.

 
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