What is the best method to cut a hole through multiple slabs?
Cut Solid only seems to want to do one at a time.
Tried creating a group of the slabs, cell etc.
Uploaded test file shows the required 'holes' in red.
I'm sure I used to be able to use element selection...
Using CEu8 on Win7
In this instance you could place a fence ( Fence from Element ) and then use the Fence Delete with Fence Mode:Clip in the tool Settings.
Answer Verified By: Paul Walsh
You can cut through multiple elements, and use multiple elements to cut by using the ctrl key.
To cut multiple elements. Select the first element, hold down the ctrl key and start selecting the other elements. Release the ctrl key, select the cutting element and accept.
To cut using multiple elements. Select the element. Select the cuting element, hold down the ctrl key and select the other cutting elements. Relese the ctrl key when done and accept.
MickyKom said:To cut multiple elements. Select the first element, hold down the ctrl key and start selecting the other elements. Release the ctrl key, select the cutting element and accept.
I tried it (very quickly ;-) in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 11 and it seems it does not work.
The tool Cut Solid by Curve allows to select more cutting profiles using Ctrl, but only one solid that will be cut.
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I agree wtih Carl that in this case, to use Fence is the simplest solution. But it can be used only because shapes you want to use to cut slabs are equal to fence, so the result will be the same.
I found alternative and more general (but not necessary better ;-) solution:
You should be aware of two issues in this workflow:
On the other hand, you can use any profile / curve in this workflow ;-)
Or, the tool should just work properly, no lengthy workarounds.
If you open the legacy solids tools (Ctrl+T) the old v8 cut solids by curves tool works correctly, allowing you to select multiple solids using Ctrl and then cut using a single profile.