Splitting an imported object

I’m having trouble splitting an object that I imported (.stl). I followed the instruction in one of Shapr3D’s videos on YouTube but the steps don’t work for me as I can not properly copy the imported object. Does anyone have an idea on how to solve this?
Many thanks in advance :slight_smile:

Hi, if you have access to the original design I will recommend that you export in STEP or IGES format instead since you need to further edit the design. The STL format is more of a final output file format and does not best support design editing.

Workarounds can be to try spliting the design using the subtract Boolean tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JVbtFBuCPs&t=1s

or converting the STL file to an STEP file using Freecad so that you can properly edit the design. Here’s how to go about the conversion using FreeCAD:
https://grabcad.com/tutorials/how-to-convert-stl-to-step-using-freecad

Thank you very much :slight_smile: I’ve found a way that I’m happy with

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