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 From:  BurrMan
2843.51 In reply to 2843.50 
An order of selection would certainly be a good way to set a parent/child. Hope that works out.

Thanks
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 From:  DannyT (DANTAS)
2843.52 
I like these options.....



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 From:  Michael Gibson
2843.53 In reply to 2843.52 
Hi Danny, I'm not so sure about that - one thing is that boolean union is probably not such a great fit with that "target body" and "tool body" type distinctions...

Just sticking to "first selected object" seems like an easier system.

Also, by default MoI has a pretty simple system for determining the face result from a boolean - it just maintains the same styles on the input faces, possibly making a multi-style result. For example if you take a blue box and then boolean away a red sphere from it, you get a result that has both blue and red faces in it. The issue is about what to set as the style of the parent brep which may be used later on for determining which style to assign to newly created faces.


Also it looks like the choices you show there for "New Face Properties" would not allow for the kind of thing that PaQ was mentioning earlier, where it would be pretty nice if a fillet that was surrounded by all the same color faces would take on the same style.

For example something like these edges of a single solid:



When filleted could produce this result:



That seems to be a good goal.

- Michael

EDITED: 12 Aug 2009 by MICHAEL GIBSON


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 From:  DannyT (DANTAS)
2843.54 In reply to 2843.53 
Yeah, your probably right Michael.

I had a bit more of a think about this and MoI's handling of this is more suited for the rendering side of things, where the options I showed are just a visual for the cad side of things, I think.

Cheers
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 From:  NightCabbage
2843.55 
Ah, so there is a new beta version :)

That probably answers my question from the other thread then.

Sorry, I'm new here, as you gathered.

I just discovered Moi today, and I'm really loving it!
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 From:  bothamjohn51@yahoo.com (BOTHAM)
2843.56 In reply to 2843.20 
Agree with you yes it is mysterious on!
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