Frequent question: How do you subtract one body from another in Solidworks?

How do you cut a body in Solidworks?

Surface Cut

  1. Edit the solid body: In the FeatureManager design tree, click the solid body and click Edit Part. …
  2. Click Cut With Surface on the Features toolbar, or click Insert > Cut > With Surface.
  3. In the PropertyManager, under Surface Cut Parameters, select the surface or plane to use to cut the solid bodies.

How do you trim an intersecting body in Solidworks?

Intersecting Bodies to Modify Part Geometry

  1. With the part open, click Insert > Features > Intersect .
  2. For Solids, Surfaces, or Planes, select the bodies to intersect or merge.
  3. Select Cap planar openings on surfaces to cap flat openings in surfaces.
  4. Click Intersect. …
  5. Select regions to exclude. …
  6. Select options as required:

How do you use the Intersect tool in SolidWorks?

To open the Intersect PropertyManager: Open a part containing solids, surfaces, or planes, and click Intersect. (Features toolbar), or Insert > Features > Intersect.

How do you cut a part in assembly in SolidWorks?

Click Cut With Surface on the Features toolbar, or click Insert > Cut > With Surface. In the PropertyManager, under Surface Cut Parameters, select the surface or plane to use to cut the solid bodies. Examine the preview. If necessary, click Flip cut to reverse the direction of the cut.

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How do I cut an assembly in SolidWorks?

To create an assembly feature cut:

  1. Open a sketch on a face or plane, and sketch a profile of the cut. …
  2. Click Extruded Cut or Revolved Cut (Features toolbar), or click Insert > Assembly Feature > Cut , then Extrude or Revolve.
  3. Set the options as needed in the Extrude or Revolve PropertyManager.

How do you find the intersection in SolidWorks?

In the dimension tool, right-click the sketch entity or model geometry, and click Find Intersection. Select the model geometry or sketch entity that intersects your original selection.

How do you use an intersection curve in SolidWorks?

Sketching Intersection Curves



on the Sketch toolbar, or Tools > Sketch Tools > Intersection Curve. before selecting a plane). Select the intersecting items: Select a plane that intersects a face of the part.

How do I make a cavity in SolidWorks?

To create a cavity in the mold base:

  1. Optional: Insert the design parts and the mold base into an interim assembly.
  2. In the assembly window, select the mold base, and click Edit Component on the Assembly toolbar. …
  3. Click Cavity on the Mold Tools toolbar, or click Insert > Mold > Cavity.
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