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Intersect PropertyManager

You can intersect solids, surfaces, or planes to modify existing geometry, or to create new geometry with the Intersect tool.

For example, you can add open surface geometry to a solid, remove material from a model, or you can create geometry from an enclosed cavity. You can also merge solids that you define with the Intersect tool, or cap some surfaces to define closed volumes.

To open the Intersect PropertyManager:

  • Open a part containing solids, surfaces, or planes, and click Intersect tool_intersect.gif (Features toolbar), or Insert > Features > Intersect.

Selections

solidssurfacesplanes.gif Solids, Surfaces, or Planes Displays the solids, surfaces, or planes you select.
  Cap planar openings on surfaces For surfaces with openings that are flat, closes the openings when you click Intersect.
  Intersect Defines a distinct region from each closed volume created by the union or intersection of the selections. You can exclude one or more regions in Regions to Exclude.

Regions to Exclude

  Region List After clicking Intersect, displays the regions you can exclude from the final result.
regionstoexclude.gif Select All Selects all regions for exclusion.
You must clear at least one selection to define a new body before clicking PM_OK.gif.
  Invert Selection Clears selected regions in the Region List and selects the cleared regions.

Options

Merge result After clicking PM_OK.gif, forms the union of the included regions. Touching regions are formed into one body, when possible. When cleared, creates a separate body for each included region.
Consume surfaces After clicking PM_OK.gif, removes surfaces from the FeatureManager design tree for the part.


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