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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 a curve as the cutting curve, press Enter.

    • Multiple curves can be selected.
    • Surface edges can be cutting curves.
  2. Select a polysurface to cut.

  3. Pick the first cutting direction and depth.

    Press Enter to cut through the object.

  4. Pick the second cutting direction and depth. (For open cutting curves only.)

    Press Enter to cut through the object.

  5. Select the part to cut away.

Command-line options

Line

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

Direction
X/Y/Z

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

NormalToCurve (First cut depth only)

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

CPlaneNormal (First cut depth only)

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

Pick

Pick two points to define the direction.

AlongCurve (closed curves only)

Constrains the direction for the hole extrusion along a curve.

NormalToFirstExtrusion (Second cut depth only)

Constrains the direction perpendicular to the first direction.

DeleteInput

Deletes (Yes) or keeps (No) the cutting curve.

BothSides

Extrudes the cutting curve to both sides (Yes), or a single side (No).

KeepAll

Splits (Yes) the object instead of removing (No) a part from it.

Invert (KeepAll=No only)

Cuts away the non-intersected (Yes) or intersected (No) part from the object.

See also

Split and trim curves and surfaces

 

 

 

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