When creating complicated geometries, unintended obstructions among parts may occur. If an obstructing section can be removed, the workload involved in recreating the geometry can be reduced. Furthermore, when it is desired to create a part that encloses an existing part in existing complicated geometry, after adding the part not considering possible interference and then removing portions of the original complicated geometry, a geometry enclosing the original part can be created (Fig. a). In such cases, the boolean function which performs processing on the overlapping sections or portions is useful.
In this document, the procedure for removing the overlapping sections of two solids is described.
Fig. a Creating a model with the area around the reactor filled in with resin (cross section)
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