If I cut a component using a line and dividing it into two halves, can I use those two halves separately
Yes you can. I currently think of three ways of doing it. Which one you should go with depends on pdm system, other referenced parts, revision handling, part numbering etc. If you tell us a bit more about the case we might be able to guide you further.
1) You could use configurations to only show one half at a time.
2) Or, display views. Make one or the other body hidden/shown.
3) Or, you could have main (master) part (a) which is imported to part (b) and (c). In part (b) and (c) you make the needed modifications.
If the cut results in separate solid bodies, you can right click on the Solid Bodies folder and choose "Save Bodies", then you'll be able to save each body to a different file, and it will stay linked to the master file.
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