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Subtracting Solids function in a extracted derformed 3D shape

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Hi community,

 

I was wondering if there is a way to subtract a portion of an extracted and deformed circle via the "subtract solid function"?

 

What I'm attempting to do is to keep the shape but crop the back off. When I attempt to do this I end up destroying the original shape.

 

Am I missing something?

 

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When you run the Subract Solids command and see the selection pop-up, try clicking the arrow buttons until the other object is highlighted in red. I suspect it's subtracting opposite of how you expect.

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OK so they both need to be either an extrude or a solid they must not be a group or symbol.. Try converting them to a solid first and then try the subtract command.

 

If they are both solids try checking the box hat says retain and see if you can remove the piece you are looking for.

 

You should also have a look in the 3d power pack menu as there will likely be a command in their which should work.

 

 

 

 

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The screenshot makes it looks like some buggy deformation is happening. (It reminds me of when Mesh smoothing causes weird polygon artifacts on meshes that have holes in them).

 

@ericjms Were you able to find a solution? Or, could you post a file with those two objects that you're working with?

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