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Cut 3D objects (easy newbie question!)

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Unless there is a reason you need to use two plates, you will find it much easier to create a single solid object that has the same dimensions and then user Subtract Solids.

 

Take the Vertical plate (or a rectangle/polygon of the same dimensions) and extrude it by the shorter dimension of the horizontal plate. Select the extrusion and the cylinder and subtract solids.

 

I have combined this post with the one you originally put in Troubleshooting.

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You mean like this?

 

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I extruded the vertical and horizontal plane each by 4" (cylinder is 14' tall) and then Add Solid to make the two planes into a single object. I then selected the cutting object and the cylinder and did Subtract Solids.

 

But the resulting "cylinder" is a single object. You can't select the slice and move it separately.

 

HTH

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If the two plates are one object, then you can use the Stitch and Trim command from the 3D Powerpack menu. Works a treat. However, you will lose the cutting object.

 

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If you want to retain the cutting object then use the Section Solid command.. Just done it here and it works fine.

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