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Error using boolean subtract

    • qnp5rg

      My attempt to use boolean subtract is not working for some reason, the geometry does not subtract from by box and there are weird facets left over. The geometry I am attempting to subtract is decently complicated, it is a mussel (the animal) that I used photogrammetry to obtain a model of. What am I doing wrong?

    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee

      One of the main reasons in failure is geometry errors. Please check geometry in SpaceClaim. Select geometry in structure tree --> Use right click --> Select Check Geometry. The geometry should be error free to proceed. If geometry has any errors, please modify/recreate geometry at those places.

      Another reason is having some tangential contacts at some circular surfaces. Please make sure that bodies are intersecting instead of just touching each other. 
      Sometimes bodies are in contact only at some edges. At this point volume extraction may fail. In this case as well please make sure that bodies are intersecting each other. 
      You mentioned you have geometry from third party software. Please make sure that you do not have it in faceted format. Please convert it in geometry format. 
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