Trim and Keep (Solid Tools) "selection not manifold"

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#1

Hi guys

Just been playing around with “trim and keep” with a wooden garden arch. I get an error “selection not manifold” seemingly when I try to use the plugin on a nested component.
When I explode the nest it works fine (or one part did)

I am new to this plugin so it’s probably me, do I have to use the plugin before I nest the components? Or is it something else?

UPDATE

No its just one component that wont select whether its nested or not.


#2

Trim and Keep just uses the Pro Solid Tools to do its work so this error is coming from Solid Tools. I didn’t attempt to rewrite boolean operations for Trim and Keep - Trim and Keep just cleans-up after SOlid Tools to keep Components instead of converting the to groups.


#3

Thanks for the info, I’ll investigate a bit further in that case, Its probably me to be honest, it usually is!

Thanks again


#4

Yep not a solid, told you so!

Didn’t realise it was using solid tools, like I say I’ve not had it long.
I just didn’t understand the "selection not manifold error"
Great plugin though, can see it being used quite a bit.

Thanks again


#5

If Entity Info does not show a component as being a Solid, then Solid Tools will not work on it, and so neither will Trim and Keep.