Thanks for joining me on my lessons through the land of BricsCAD Shape. Today’s excursion takes us on a tour of editing tools. Like most other 3D modeling programs, BricsCAD Shape offers multiple ways to edit entities. In today’s lesson, you’ll be learning how to use some of the most frequently used editing commands in CAD.


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How to Split a Solid

To split an entity:

  1. Use the Slice command
  2. Select the object you want to split.
  3. Select two points to indicate the cutting line
  4. Hit Enter.

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How to Join Solids

Let’s join poor Daisy back together! To join touching or overlapping solids:

  1. Use the Union Command.
  2. Select the solids
  3. Hit Enter.

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Remove one solid from another

To Subtract one solid from another:

  1. Use the Subtract Command.
  2. Select the solid to subtract from.
  3. Select the solid to use to subtract.
  4. If applicable, delete the solid used to subtract.

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If you use this command to split a solid into 2 or more pieces you will notice that BricsCAD Shape keeps these solids linked as one object. To fix this:

  1. Use the Separate command.
  2. Select the entity to separate.
  3. Hit Enter twice.

I used subtract and created two solids but they do not split

Keep only intersecting solids

What if we want to keep only the intersecting portions of two or more solids? We use intersect of course!

  1. Select the Intersect Command
  2. Select the solids
  3. Hit Enter

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What’s next?

In this CAD lesson, we reviewed tools to edit entities; altering their appearance. In the next lesson we’ll explore even more ways to edit your models.


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More CAD lessons:

  1. What is BricsCAD Shape?
  2. Download & Install
  3. Get started
  4. The Interface
  5. Commands
  6. Selecting Objects
  7. Transform
  8. Materials
  9. Components
  10. View Styles
  11. Layers
  12. Editing Entities
  13. More way to Edit Entities
  14. Arrays
  15. Dynamic User Coordinate Systems
  16. Export files and images
  17. Lazy Man’s Guide to BricsCAD Shape