Split command troubles


#1

Hi there,

Was watching a youtube video and in the video, the closed polysurface was split by the extruded curves and then was joined into a solid piece after. I’ve actually done this myself but can’t figure out where my process is off today. Can you tell me how to keep the main piece solid while essentially creating cut outs with the curves? See my file-the cut outs in this file make it impossible to create a watertight object.
bez.3dm (5.1 MB)


(Vanessa Steeg) #2

Hi @Petra_Winnwalker!

I think what you’re looking for is the Wirecut command. It lets you cut through an object with curves and maintain the output objects as solids.


#3

Hi Vanessa,

Thank you, I will try that when I’m back at home.


#4

If anyone does know if split could work for this particular project, your expertise is appreciated.


#5

Sure split will work but its a messy way to do it. You have to split all the objects and then delete about 4 dozen pieces that you don’t need.

What I would do at this point is first delete all the black parts that you don’t need. Window select all the black and then deselect the one part that you do need and delete the rest. Then
use the Trim command to trim away what you don’t need in one set of purple parts, Then use polar array to make the rest of the parts you need and then join (see file)
bezx.3dm (653.9 KB)


#6

Hi Jim,

Not sure I completely understand, but your file looks like the intended outcome. What do you mean by trim away the purple parts? I ended up doing a double split and that seemed to work-then joined the pieces. Still interested in your solution.
tx
Petra