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Intersect

In CAD modeling, you can use boolean operations to create complex shapes and forms of your models.

Intersect icon-tools-intersect.png is one of the boolean operations in Shapr3D that you can use to create new bodies from the intersection of overlapping bodies. To use this tool, you must have at least two overlapping bodies.

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.
    Note: In History, this body will be your Target parameter. You can select the badge to toggle the desired state of the selected body.
  3. Select the intersecting body or bodies. These bodies are highlighted in blue and marked with a tool badge.
    Note: In History, this body will be your Tool parameter. You can select the badge to toggle the desired state of the 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 and then select Done to finish.
  • Tool – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to choose a different body you want to modify/intersect with 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.

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