Cic_3145.ENU.bmp Intersection

Intersection_Ex_opt.psd
(a) Original objects
and (b) their intersection.
intersection_opts.png
The Intersection tool options palette.
Intersect_Ex_2.psd
(1) One Set and (2) Two Sets intersections.
(a) Original objects and (b) results.
 

In its simplest manifestation, this tool returns the common volume of two objects, as shown in the example. To apply the operation, with the tool active, click on the two objects. The result is produced immediately and the original objects are ghosted.

 

When the tool is applied to multiple objects, two options are available and selectable from its tool options palette. When One Set (the default) is on, the operation requires picking one set of objects and returns the common volume of all of them. When the picked objects have no common volume, the result is an empty object (no result appears). When Two Sets is on, the operation requires picking two sets of objects and returns the common volume of any pair of objects, where one object is from the first and the other from the second set. See examples of both.

 

To execute the One Set variation, with the Intersection tool active and the shift key pressed, click on the objects. Then release the shift key and click anywhere in the project window to complete the operation. To execute the Two Sets variation, pick the first set as above and then continue and repeat the process to pick the second set. The operations is executed as soon as you release the shift key and click in an open area of the project window.

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