Web Cutting using a Tool or Sheet Body

Any existing body in the geometric model can be used to cut other bodies; the command to do this is:

To use an existing body to webcut

  1. On the Command Panel, click on Geometry and then Volume.
  2. Click on the Webcut action button.
  3. Select Tool from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter the appropriate values for Body ID(s). This can also be done using the Pick Widget function.
  5. Click Apply.

Webcut {blank} tool [body] <id> [webcut_options]

This simply uses the specified tool body in a set of boolean operations to split the blank into two or more pieces.

Another form of the command cuts the body list with a temporary sheet body formed from the curve loop. This is the same sheet as would be created from the command Create Surface Curve <id_list>.

To webcut with the body formed from the curve loop

  1. On the Command Panel, click on Geometry and then Volume.
  2. Click on the Webcut action button.
  3. Select Loop from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter the appropriate values for Body ID(s) and With Curve ID(s). This can also be done using the Pick Widget function.
  5. Click Apply.

Webcut {Body|Group} <id_range> [With] Loop [Curve] <id_range> NOIMPRINT|Imprint] [NOMERGE|Merge] [group_results]

Webcut {Volume|Body|Group} <id_range> [With] Bounding Box {Body|Volume|Surface|Curve|Vertex <id_range>} [Tight] [[Extended] {Percentage|Absolute} <val>] [{X|Width} <val>] [{Y|Height} <val>] [{Z|Depth} <val>]] NOIMPRINT|Imprint] [NOMERGE|Merge] [group_results]

The final form of this command cuts a body with the bounding box of another entity. This bounding box may be tight or extended.

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Figure 1. Cylinder cut with bounding box of prism.