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Alexis Gaitanis
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If you are computer literate, I'm lucky to get what I have, done! But I'm going to have another look at it and see if I can make heads or tails of it!
Blender tutorial on how to cut openings on bodies
Part one
-File->new->general
-File->import->stl-> <name of file>
-File->save as-><name of file>
-select object mode under layout
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Sometimes you will have to center the object(it is easier to manipulate,so:
-select object by clicking on it
-select edit mode
press shift+S choose cursor to selected
-select object mode
-select object->set origin->set origin to 3d cursor
-select view(next to object mode)->click tool settings.When you do that you open a panel on the right containing lots of info.
-select item card and thi is what you get
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click on location and set each axle to 0.If everything is done properly your object shoyl be centered
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While i prepare part 2 do some training
 

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Alexis Gaitanis
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hide the object by pressing H
-select object mode->mesh->add->(whatever shape you prefer,if it is a hole choose cylinder if it is an opening choose cube)
-you can change object's :
--position by clicking the move tool (3rd) or the rotation tool (4th)
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--dimensions of the object by clicking the scale tool(5th-all dimensions change) or by pressing S followed by X or Y or Z to change dimension only on 1 axle
Now we gotour cube(or whatever shape) and we hae to combine it with our primery object
-press ALT+H to unhide it
-by using the appropriate tools we position the "cutter" object on the primary object

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-select he primary object by clicking on it
on the right panel click the blue wrench which will make ad modifier menu available

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-add modifier->boolean->difference->eyedropper then move the eyedropper on the "cutter" object
-call the dropdown menu ( above difference)
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-which will make apply available and press it

-select cutter object
-press delete

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enjoy
 

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Thank you for your tutorial , I think I will have to get a mouse for my laptop ! I've been meaning to get one for a while now , will make it a lot easier I think. But will be using this as a reference!
Thanks,
John.
 

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Kevs Racing Bits
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Thanks Alexis. You can do the same thing in Netfabb.
 

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I don't use Tinkercad at all maybe I should have a butchers at it.
 
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