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Problems with 3D boolean operators
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* December 30, 2016, 11:34:56 AM
Hi all, I've been learning TurboCAD with the Pro trial version over the past week. Most questions I've been able to answer with google, but this one is stumping me.

I'm doing a bunch of modeling with the 3D boolean operations, and suddenly they're all greyed out. If I create a new drawing, they work fine, but in the one I'm in the middle of, they're all disabled. I've looked through to see what I could have possibly changed to get into this state but no luck.

Anyone have suggestions?

Thanks!!

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* December 30, 2016, 12:21:35 PM
#1
Welcome

3D Boolean requires at least two compatible objects, for example if one object is a group, and another a solid, it will be greyed out as a group is not a compatible object even if it contains solids, if you could attach a file then a more accurate diagnosis may be made, (below the post text window is attachment and other options.

Andy

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* December 30, 2016, 12:25:47 PM
#2
Are you editing a Group or Block and haven't ended the editing session?

There should be an option at the bottom of the Local Menu; "Finish block/group editing". Select that to get the whole drawing back. There's also a green checkmark in the Selection Info palette or the hotkey "Ctrl+Shift+G" that will also finish the editing.

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* December 30, 2016, 01:21:25 PM
#3
Ah! I didn't realize boolean operations couldn't work on groups. I exploded the group back into its components and it worked.

Thanks!!

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