Removing Unwanted Geometry

PAM_Base-Pedestal.shapr (556 KB)


Attached, please find a Shapr3D file and the accompanying JPEG. What I am trying to achieve, is keep the part of the model labeled figure 2 (underneath); while also, removing the section labeled figure 1, and figure 1.5. If I could convert these models to wireframe, I would be able to trim.

Nevertheless, without a wireframe-and-trim option, I’m afraid I just do not have the knowledge.

Please Advise,

  • M

There are multiple workarounds for this.

Option 1:

  1. Move 1, 1.5 and 2 to a new Group
  2. Offset the curved + revolved shape, so it covers the 1 and 1, but not 2
  3. Subtract the offset body from the new group

In step two you can just create a copy of the revolved item if it’s symmetric and tall engough to cover 1 and 1.5.

Option 2:

  1. Move 1, 1 and 2 into a new Group
  2. Hide all other Groups so only these elements are shown
  3. Draw the same curve on the surface of the items and just delete by push-pull

I suggest to use the Subtract tool in cases like this.

I figured out an option three. :slight_smile:

  1. Using the transform tool, I selected the revolved structure and the square structure piece
  2. Copy, and move the revolved structure, and figure 1 to the right
  3. Using the subtract tool, subtract the revolved structure from the square structure piece
  4. Delete the separated geometry
  5. You’re left with the perfect structure piece

From there, I just added the structure pieces where they ought to be, and they fit the geometry precisely.

I would’ve never come up with the solution, without your help. It is working for me, and your suggestions were constructive!

Thank you!

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