DeleteHole doesn't work when hole is over a seam


Probably a known bug, and there may not be a simple way around it, but worth a mention. These holes were created with the roundhole command. They went through the whole pipe. Deletehole only deleted one side, which is understandable, but the other side of the roundhole passes through a polysurface join and cannot be deleted.

Adding the functionality to delete holes in all polysurfaces across joins would be a huge step forward.

(Pascal Golay) #2

Yep, this does not work at seams. I think it is on the pile of things to make better, but if not, I will add it,



(Rajaa Issa) #3

Hi Nick,

As Pascal mentioned, this a known case, but unfortunately there is no easy way to deal with it other than the manual process of untrimming.

RoundHole can drill through a polysurface inner and outer surface, but DeleteHole can only recognize the ones that are internal to the polysurface faces. Therefore any cut through an outer boundary of a face cannot be recognized as a hole and therefore is not deleted, As in your example, the seam of a cylinder is one of these cases. Se the following example that shows the underlying surface structure and the location of what appears to be a hole, but is in fact not.:


I’ve struggled with this myself and if there is a fix in the works, great! In the meantime, I use RemoveEdge for the holes that span the edge. WIth a bit of forethought, you can move the seam with SurfSeam to where it won’t coincide with the hole.