These features all serve the same purpose, letting you inspect the model in various way to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Click Explode and drag the slider back and fort to change how far apart the model is divided up in explode view.
Inspect the model in a cross section view with Clip. Click Clip and drag the slider to change the clipping point along the axis.
With filter you can turn on and off different parts of the model to better isolate parts and clean up your view. Click Filter and select from the dropdown what you wish to filter in/out.