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The Boolean command joins, cuts, or intersects the selected components. When you use the Boolean command, the Target is the component being acted upon, and the Tools are the components that change the model. You can select more than one tool to use in a Boolean operation.
The default behavior is to delete the tools after modifying the target. The component is kept in the browser, but the solid body is deleted. Choose Keep Tools if you do not want to delete the solids.
Combine multiple components
Use the Boolean command to combine solids in a model. Since a component only has one solid, the model must have multiple components with solid bodies.
- Start Boolean
- Select the Target solid.
- Click on Tools, and select the solids that to modify the target.
- Select the Boolean option.
- Join combines the target and tools into one solid.
- Cut removes the overlapping material from the target.
- Intersect keeps only the overlapping material.
- Click New Component to create a component with the results.
- Click Keep Tools to retain the tool solids.
- Click OK to create the combined solid.
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