Cutting component that not works like a component!


#1

Hi,

I have just discovered cutting components. I think is very ussefull. But I don’t understand how it works.

I have create a cutting component. I have copy (move+alt) the component and the new objetc cut the plane. But when I edit the component the new object doesnt update. I have click on object. It is the same component, the same name…

Why it doesn’t update changes?

Thanks in advance!.


#2

Can you upload an example SKP file that shows this?

Are you referring to using the Solid Tools? If so, they convert the modified component to a group and only that group gets the modification.


#3

Ups! I think the problem is that. It now is a group. Does is a way to do what I want? Use like a Component? Can I do a component from that group?


#4

Select the new group > context-menu > Make Component
Give it a name and axes etc…
A new component is made from the group’s contents…

The making of a group from a ‘trimmed’ solid component is the native tool’s standard behavior.
There is an extension which keeps the cut result as a component…
https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=jf_trim_and_keep


#5

As I wrote before, the Solid Tools convert the component that gets modified into a group. Although I wish that wasn’t the case, it is normal behavior for the native Solid Tools. Check out Whaat’s Bool Tools 2 or Eneroth’s Solid Tools (from the Extension Warehouse). They do the expected and leave components as components.


#6

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