Using Boolean Operations

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This article covers the basics of Boolean Operations in nTop Platform and how to utilize them to their fullest extent.

Boolean Union

The boolean union block will allow you to join multiple Implicit bodies together with a blend. In the example file below:

  • Select the Boolean Union block under the Modeling tab in the ribbon
  • In the 0: and 1: inputs in the Implicit Body List block, drag and drop the Implicit bodies you want to join together
    • To apply a fillet, adjust the Blend radius input
    • To join more than 2 bodies, click on the + button in the upper right-hand corner of the Implicit  Body List block

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Boolean Subtract

The boolean subtract block will allow you to subtract one (or multiple) Implicit bodies from another with a blend. In the example file below:

  • Select the Boolean Subtract block under the Modeling tab in the ribbon
  • In the Primary Body drag and drop the Implicit body you want to subtract from 
  • In the 0: input in the Implicit Body List block, drag and drop the Implicit body you want to subtract with
    • To apply a fillet, adjust the Blend radius input
    • To subtract with more than 1 body, click on the + button in the upper right-hand corner of the Implicit Body List block

Boolean_Subtract.png

 

Boolean Intersect

The boolean intersect block will allow you to maintain the volume only where your Implicit bodies overlap, with a blend. In the example file below:

  • Select the Boolean Intersect block under the Modeling tab in the ribbon
  • In the 0: and 1: inputs in the Implicit Body List block, drag and drop the Implicit bodies you want to intersect
    • To apply a fillet, adjust the Blend radius input
    • To intersect more than 2 bodies, click on the + button in the upper right-hand corner of the Implicit Body List block

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