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Dividing Objects by a Contour – To Reference

Divide object(s) by extruding a closed sketch / composite curve on one side by a given direction, to a chosen face or plane.

Required Step 1

Select one or more objects (open or closed) to be divided. In this case, the yellow, blue and magenta objects are selected. Press exit when all objects are selected.pl1

Required Step 2

Select a closed 2D composite curve or sketch.pl2

Note: If you select a sketch that contains more than one closed curve sequence, all curve sequences will be extruded. In order for a sketch to be selected, however, it must contain only closed curve sequences.

Required Step 3

Set the direction and choose the reference face or plane to which the contour will be extruded. You can flip the direction by clicking on the arrow head or body, or you can click on the arrow origin to set another direction.pl3

Press exit when finished. Or, if this is the final result, press OK  or Apply  in the Feature Guide to complete the function.

All solid objects in front of the reference plane are now each divided into individual objects.pl4


Optional Step 1

If you want to add a draft angle to the contour extrusion, proceed to Optional Step 1.


When completed, the Divide feature will appear in the Feature Tree as follows:pn15

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