Javatpoint Logo
Javatpoint Logo

Boolean Operations

There are three Boolean operations defined in AutoCAD 3D, which are given below:

  • Union
  • Subtract
  • Intersect

These three icons are present on the ribbon panel, as shown below:

Boolean Operations

Let's discuss each in detail.

Union

The Union command is used to combine the selected 2D regions or 3D solids by the addition.

The selected parts are combined to form a single region, surface, or solid. But, we are required to select the parts of the same object.

We can select two or more parts to combine it into a single region, solid or surface.

Consider the below image:

Boolean Operations

Here, the two solids are selected to form a single solid.

Let's understand with an example.

Consider the below figure:

Boolean Operations

The steps are listed below:

1. Select Union icon form the ribbon panel.

Or

Type Union on the command line < press Enter.

2. Select object 1 and object 2, as shown below:

Boolean Operations

3. Press Enter.

The combined object is shown below:

Boolean Operations

Subtract

The Subtract command is used to subtract the selected 2D regions or 3D solids by the subtraction.

Consider the below figure:

Boolean Operations

Let's understand with an example.

The steps are listed below:

  1. Select the Subtract icon from the ribbon panel.
    Or
    Type Subtract on the command line or command prompt and press Enter.
  2. Select object 1.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Select object 2.
  5. Press Enter.

The object will now look like the below image:

Boolean Operations

Intersect

The intersect command is used to create a 2D region or 3D solid formed by two overlapping regions or solids.

Consider the below image:

Boolean Operations

Let's understand with an example.

The steps are listed below:

  1. Select the Intersect icon from the ribbon panel.
    Or
    Type Intersect on the command line< press Enter.
  2. Select object 1 and object 2.
  3. Press Enter.

The overlapping part of the remaining object is shown below:

Boolean Operations
Next TopicAutoCAD to PDF




Help Others, Please Share

facebook twitter pinterest

Learn Latest Tutorials


Preparation


Trending Technologies


B.Tech / MCA