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Wire Cut

The WireCut command trims a polysurface with a curve similar to cutting foam with a heated wire.

Steps

  1. Select the cutting curve.
  2. Select a surface or polysurface face.
  3. Infinite Plane: Type IP for InfinitePlane options.

  4. Pick the first cut depth or press Enter to cut through the object.
  5. Pick the second cut depth, or press Enter to cut through the object.
  6. Select the part to cut away.
Command-line options

Line

Lets you draw a cutting line instead of selecting an existing curve.

Direction
(first cut)

X/Y/Z

Constrains the direction for the wire curve extrusion to world x, y, or z.

NormalToCurve

Constrains the direction for the wire curve extrusion to the curve plane normal.

CPlaneNormal

Constrains the direction for the wire curve extrusion to the construction plane z direction.

Pick

Two points establish the direction angle.

Pick steps

  1. Pick a base point.
  2. Pick a second point that establishes the direction angle.
AlongCurve (closed curves only)

Constrains the direction for the hole extrusion along a curve.

DeleteInput

Yes

Deletes the original geometry.

No

Retains the original geometry.

BothSides

Draws the object on both sides of the start point, creating the object twice as long as you indicate.


The BothSides option demonstrated with the Line command.

Direction
(second cut - open curves only)

X/Y/Z

Constrains the direction for the second cut extrusion to world x, y, or z.

NormalToFirstExtrusion

Constrains the direction for the second cut extrusion to the first cut extrusion normal.

Pick

Pick two points to specify the second cut extrusion direction.

Invert

Changes the selected and highlighted part that will be cut away and deleted from the currently highlighted part to the other part.

KeepAll

Keeps all parts of the solid.

See also

Split and trim curves and surfaces

 

 

 

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