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Merge objects with cut

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eric5HPME
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Merge objects with cut

Hello,

 

I have a few little figures as STL files that I would like to use as little card holders, like you would see as a name tag for a wedding, etc. Is there a simple way in Meshmixer to take a little object, like a thin cube and "cut" into the existing STL file, like you would do with the combine -> Cut command in Fusion 360?

 

Thanks!

 

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MagWeb
in reply to: eric5HPME

You can use BooleanDifference to cut into your object A:

 

-Import object A;

-From MESHMIX/Primitives drag the cube to empty space on your scene. This gives a new object B which you can use to subtract it from A. Use Transform (called automatically when you drop the part) to scale and position it. Accept;

-Click on object A to activate it. Now hold down Shift and click on object B to make it active too. Note: this order is important as you want subtract A-B.

-The options in EDIT changed and you will find BooleanDifference there. Run it...



Gunter Weber
Triangle Artisan

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eric5HPME
in reply to: MagWeb

Outstanding, thank so much!

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cbellerose81
in reply to: MagWeb

awesome bud, this helped me cut away a 3d scan of my face from the same 3d scan of my face to help me make a mask of myself that is perfectly fitted to me.

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