I am new to Rhino and CAM and am attempting to create a mold. I have used Rhino with Tsplines to model a positive object that I wish to create from the mold. (The object is an aerodynamic “power pod” for a powered glider, essentially a nacelle on an airfoil-shaped post). I now need to model the “mold” or negative around the object. The mold will be used to mold the actual object in carbon fiber.
I have done the first step successfully – I modeled a box around the object, then did a Boolean Difference, which produced a valid polysurface – basically the mold which needs to be cut into halves.
However, I have created a cutplane (two split the mold into left and right mirror image halves), and when I attempt to do a Boolean Split between the box and the cutplane, the split fails.
As far as I can tell, the intersection is valid. What do I need to do?
Rickpower pod mold - narrow version cutplane.3dm (444.0 KB)