I am trying to model the skin of an internally illuminated sign that requires up to 296 circular cutouts in the skin. I have used the solid tools "subtract" function which only addresses one cutout at at a time and by the time I got to what you see in the attached image, it takes 3040 seconds per application and does not always work as evidenced by the random odd pucks still showing in the cutout area.
Trying to select all and subtract locks up the program. The computer is an i7 HP with Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti grahics card so I don't think its that  but could be I need more RAM.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Plugins?
Subtract Shape...Simple Solution?
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Re: Subtract Shape...Simple Solution?I would start with a much smaller part and use a repeated copy of a component here...
Re: Subtract Shape...Simple Solution?Great idea  and it worked smoothly until I exploded all 37 components to eliminate the lines between each and it has locked up again. Did you just hide the join lines?
Re: Subtract Shape...Simple Solution?I hid the top/bottom lines works fine. Thanks for the help.
Re: Subtract Shape...Simple Solution?If you modeled the component as a solid, you can combine them with one click with the solid tools...
Re: Subtract Shape...Simple Solution?Ok, SU says that the "skin" model is not a solid ( true I guess as it is made up of 30+ components  none of which SU thinks are solids). Question is this: can the "nonsolid be converted to a solid or would any latent straggler geometry make that a nogo?
Next I need to subtract the multipiece letters from the skin. Solid Tools not working due to the "solid" issue...thoughts? I made the skin from a very clean 300 segment circle with simple square tube cuts at the side reveals  should be very clean. Re: Subtract Shape...Simple Solution?For boolean operations and for 3D Print you must have real "solid"!
Use Solid Inspector by Thomthom & Solid Solver by TIG for repare your volumes!
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