Cic_3356.ENU.bmp Boolean Split

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The Boolean Split tool options palette.

This tool splits one object by another or two objects split each other, provided they overlap. Which variation is applied (One Way or Two Way) is set in the tool options palette. In more formal terms, this operation is a combined difference and intersection. See example.

 

All the Boolean operations can be applied to solids or to coplanar closed 2D shapes. For the latter, see the shown examples. They cannot be applied to wires or arbitrary surfaces.

 

2D_Bools_Ex_opt.psd
Booleans applied on 2D shapes: (a) original objects, (b) union, (c) intersection, (d) differences, and (e) Boolean splits.