Chapter 24 Boolean Operations


Learning Objectives

In this chapter we introduce a set of tools, called Boolean operators, that allow important additive and subtractive interactions between objects. We specifically look at

  • Union

  • Subtract

  • Intersect

By the end of the chapter you will be able to create designs that feature openings and holes as well as complex unions and intersections.

Estimated time for completion of chapter: 1–2 hours.

24.1 Introduction to Boolean Operations

We have thus far been able to put together a few fairly simple objects using Extrude and the 3D manipulation commands (Mirror3D, Rotate3D, etc.). What we still ...

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