Wish V6: Boolean merge


#1

To me it makes a lot of sense to include “MergeFace” in the Boolean tools.

Please make it as a sticky option and turn it on as default.
It just makes more sense, and if somebody really needs the old split surfaces then they can turn it off.

Thanks.


#2

Would be fine if MergeAllFaces was reliable and fast, but unfortunately, once you have complex objects, MAF can take forever…

–Mitch


#3

hi Holo
maybe you can use a macro to combine boolean and merge command to simulate the feature you wish.

I want the mergefaces command to be improved to be capable to merge non-planer srf. like fillets.


#4

+1

Would be great to have that option in the boolean command.


#5

I’ll just link this in here.
I am also sure it is possible to combine the ideas and find an even faster solution to MergeAllFaces than mine.


#6

That sounds promising Holo.

I use MergeAllFaces quite a lot, and have to constantly check/fix the model afterwards, and if anything it feels to have got less reliable lately…?

With the time it can take to run the command, I really hope your script goes towards improvement here.


#7

It’s long time I feel the same, yes mergeallface as default for boolean.
This will solve a huge amount of filleting problem and made Rhino working more like user expect it has to (like solid modeler where face grow according to the model)
@Helvetosaur because the merging happens during the construction it doesn’t slow down to much.


#8

Please @Margaret mergeallface also for cylindrical geometry!


(Margaret Becker) #9

Show me a sample file, please.


#10

@Helvetosaur and @Margaret probably the “boolean mergeallface” could have a look only on the face interested by the boolean operation leaving untouched the others.


#11

@Margaret at the moment I can’t, sorry, I’m from cell phone.
But sometimes I get two identical cylindrical surf one next to the other and I have to extract and recreate it as single.
Will be good to have an option to do this automatically if the 2srf are along the same direction.
I will post you example ASAP.