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    Default How do you un-union (separate) two solids?

    How do you UN-union (separate) two solids?
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    Default Re: How do you un-union (separate) two solids?

    Quote Originally Posted by ariasdelcid
    How do you UN-union (separate) two solids?
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    As far as I know, you can not separate boolean objects that form a single volume. But for objects with disjointed volumes (Single object with two or more volumes standing independently ) you can use 'Seperate' option in the SolidEdit command to separate them.
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    Default Re: How do you un-union (separate) two solids?

    Other than that ^^, the best you can do is Slice the parts.
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    Default Re: How do you un-union (separate) two solids?

    If you have solid history on you may be able to CTRL+ click the object and simply drag it out of the other object.

    EDIT: With SOLIDHIST off you can grab features and 'pull' them out of the solid. You need to run the separate command.
    Last edited by fhoffnar; 2007-05-02 at 02:45 PM.

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    Default Re: How do you un-union (separate) two solids?

    Quote Originally Posted by fhoffnar
    If you have solid history on you may be able to CTRL+ click the object and simply drag it out of the other object.
    Great tip... You can use this option for converting boolean objects with a single volume into disjointed volumes. Please note that you still have to use Seperate option in the SolidEdit command to make them different solids. Thanks for the tip.
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    Default Re: How do you un-union (separate) two solids?

    Quote Originally Posted by fhoffnar
    If you have solid history on you may be able to CTRL+ click the object and simply drag it out of the other object.
    Disadvantage of using solid history is your file size will growing bigger..

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    Default Re: How do you un-union (separate) two solids?

    Quote Originally Posted by fhoffnar
    If you have solid history on you may be able to CTRL+ click the object and simply drag it out of the other object.
    Great tip fhoffnar. I think that's the best you're gonna do without 3rd party add-ons(I know AutoSolids can undo booleans).

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