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    Default Boolean operation on STL files

    Hello,

    Can you tell me if this is possible please.

    I have a STL file of a part that I need to make a mould from.

    I imported the STL file and then created a cube that is big enough to cover half the model.

    When I try to do a Boolean operation, it won't select the STL object.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Boolean operation on STL files

    In order to do boolean operations on STL files, you have to convert your other object into a Mesh, as STL files are imported as meshes, not as NURBS surfaces/solids.

    So, in order to do this, take your created cube, go to the upper menu and go to the MESH tab, and choose MESH->From NURBS object. then select your box/cube.
    Now you have a cube mesh.

    Now you can do Mesh Boolean Operations such as Union/Intersection/Difference, by going to the MESH tab and selecting MESH Boolean.

    That should take care of it.



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