Native cutting tool

#1

Hello guys, I must be really inexperienced or just overwhelmed that I can’t seem to find the native cutting tool in my SU-M2017 menus. Is it there and I’m not seeing it or…?



Thanks.

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#2

What “native cutting tool” are you referring to?

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#3

There is no native cutting tool.
What do you want to do?
You can select part of the geometry and make it a group and it will separate from the rest.

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#4

The native section cut tool that’s mentioned in (see attached screenshot)…

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#5

That would be the native Section cut tool. Not the native cut tool. Which means you need to use a section plane.

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#6

And there it is in your screen shot.

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#7

I’m guessing there is a bit of a language issue between many of us here and Abuja. We are happy to point you in the right direction but it helps, when you can’t be specific, to give a much more generous overview of what you need so we can interpret better.

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#8

Thanks for correcting me. How do I use the section plane?

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#9

Start here:
https://help.sketchup.com/en/sketchup/slicing-model-peer-inside

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#10

Thanks again.

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#11

Ok…I now have a better understanding of the section plane. I also understand that what I’m actually looking for is a “cutting” or “knife” tool, for cutting user-created objects, kind of like the way its done in CorelDraw. I don’t know if there’s such a thing in SketchUp.

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#12

Draw a rectangle that cuts through the shape where you want it. Then intersect it with the shape using Intersect Faces. Erase the stuff you don’t want.

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#13

Wow, thanks a lot, this really helps.
:+1:t5:

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#14

Making “intersect faces” a shortcut can help too.
shortcuts

Intersect faces “with model” = Intersects your selection with the model
Intersect faces “with selection” = Intersects your selection with itself
Intersect faces “with context” = Intersects faces with the group/component you’re editing

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