You can use the Intersect icon-tools-intersect.png tool to create a new body from the common volume of intersecting bodies. Bodies must be overlapping to be valid for this tool.

To use the Intersect tool:

  1. Go to Tools > Intersect.
    For other methods of accessing this tool Accessing tools.
  2. Select the target body or bodies that you want to modify. Target bodies will be highlighted in purple and marked with a target badge.
  3. Select the intersecting body or bodies. These bodies are highlighted in blue and marked with a tool badge.
    Note: You can select the badge to redefine a selected body.
  4. If necessary, adjust the Keep Originals setting at the left with any of the following:
    • Keep Originals: Off - When set to Off, only the body resulting from the Intersect remains. The original bodies will be removed. This is the default setting.
    • Keep Originals: On - When set to On, the results of the Intersect are created as a new body and the original bodies will still be available. 
  5.  Select Done.

History settings

To manage history settings for the Intersect action, find the step for your specific intersection and then view or modify the following:

  • Target – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to choose a different body you want to intersect with and then select Done to finish.
  • Tool – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to choose a different body you want to modify and then select Done to finish.
  • Type – Select the dropdown to update the boolean type to either Union, Subtract, or Intersect.
    Note: Make sure to update the Target and Tool settings that apply to your selected boolean type.
  • Keep Target Bodies – Turn on to keep target bodies.
  • Keep Tool Bodies – Turn on to keep tool bodies.



Learn more by watching the video below:

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