Wish solid divide command


#1

Sometimes it could be easy to divide a solid, for eample a box, in equal parts with an option to cap these.


(Brian James) #2

If you have a set of lines drawn for the divisions, you could use Options>Aliases to make a new alias for this…
“Split pause pause SelLast Cap”

The ArrayLinear or Distribute commands can also help in laying out evenly spaced split lines. Does that help?


#3

Thank you, this works of course. But it would be even more beautiful if this happened without the separate lines drawing. For the Arraylinear command I wondering for a while, why can you only give the distance between the object and not the total lenght of the objects. This way I can array the object over a certain distance.

-edit- sorry, this could done by arraycrv. My mistake.

Thanks again.


(Brian James) #4

Right, that works. I’m liking Distribute for this lately myself. Make any number of objects in a row with the start and end objects being the only ones precisely placed. Then use Distribute to get them evenly spaced.


#5

I have a similar wish: a CutPlane that actually cuts the geometry and attempts to cap closed polysurfaces. (It can be scripted, but why not have it out of the box?)


(Pascal Golay) #6

Hi Bogdan, @BrianJ - it’s not exactly the same, but it might help - just in case you have not tried it yet in V6/WIP, you can use the new InfinitePlane as input to BooleanSplit to cut up solids.

`BoooleanSplit’ , select the solid, and at the prompt or the objects to split with type IP + Enter and then most likely use the Vertical option and set two points to define the plane, and Enter.

-Pascal


#7

Hi @pascal, BooleanSplit with IP looks very nice!
I really like the Vertical and ThroughPoint options.

Now, a suggestion:
It should work with multiple Vertical planes and multiple ThroughPoints.

Thanks!


(Pascal Golay) #8

Hi Bogdan - it does work to set multiples, but as is, you need a new “IP + Enter” for each.

-Pascal


#9

I see, very useful!