Help needed for cutting from a solid based on an STL

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Paula_Gor
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Help needed for cutting from a solid based on an STL

Postby Paula_Gor » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:29 am

Sorry for the newbie question; I've gone through the FAQs and tutorials and watched several videos on YouTube, and nothing seems to solve what I'm trying to do. It's probably something simple and stupid, I'm new to this.
It's a .stl file, I've created a solid out of and I want to cut a small piece off of it.
When I try to cut the shell it works but then I have a hole in my shell (duh) and can't make a decent solid out of it.

When I cut it only leaves the part I wanted cut.
Any advice is appreciated!
kisolre
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Re: Can't use boolean operation on subtractive loft

Postby kisolre » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:39 pm

Paula_Gor wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:29 am
Sorry for the newbie question; I've gone through the FAQs and tutorials and watched several videos on YouTube, and nothing seems to solve what I'm trying to do. It's probably something simple and stupid, I'm new to this.
It's a .stl file, I've created a solid out of and I want to cut a small piece off of it.
When I try to cut the shell it works but then I have a hole in my shell (duh) and can't make a decent solid out of it.

When I cut it only leaves the part I wanted cut.
Any advice is appreciated!
Please stay on topic. If you have an issue better create a new thread and don't hijack unrelated one.
For your question: you import the stl mesh, use Part create shell, then from that shell use Part create solid and then modify that solid.
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Re: Help needed for cutting from a solid based on an STL

Postby chrisb » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:37 pm

Paula_Gor wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:29 am
It's a .stl file, I've created a solid out of and I want to cut a small piece off of it.
I have split this topic and renamed it. Feel free to edit your post and give it a suitable subject title.
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Re: Help needed for cutting from a solid based on an STL

Postby HarryGeier » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:51 am

Paula_Gor wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:29 am
Sorry for the newbie question; I've gone through the FAQs and tutorials and watched several videos on YouTube, and nothing seems to solve what I'm trying to do. It's probably something simple and stupid, I'm new to this.
It's a .stl file, I've created a solid out of and I want to cut a small piece off of it.
When I try to cut the shell it works but then I have a hole in my shell (duh) and can't make a decent solid out of it.

When I cut it only leaves the part I wanted cut.
Any advice is appreciated!
Did you first convert the STL into a solid ?Not just a shell ??

There may be 2 steps you miss

If not, watch my tutorials about such stl-fc-stl workflows
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