You can use a surface, plane, or sketch as a trim tool to trim intersecting surfaces. You can also use a surface in conjunction with additional surfaces, as mutual trim tools. Trim surface includes the following options:
To trim a surface:
- Create two or more surfaces that intersect at one or more points, or create a surface that intersects with a plane or has a sketch on its face.
- Click Trim Surface on the Surfaces toolbar, or click .
- In the PropertyManager, under Trim Type, select a type:
- Standard. Trims surfaces using surfaces, sketch entities, curves, planes, and so on.
- Mutual. Trims multiples surfaces using the surfaces themselves.
- Under Selections, choose from these options:
- Trim tool (available with Standard selected under Trim Type). Select a surface, sketch entity, curve, or plane in the graphics area as the tool that trims other surfaces.
- Surfaces (available with Mutual selected under Trim Type). Select multiple surfaces in the graphics area for Trimming Surfaces to use to trim themselves.
- Select a trim action:
- Select surfaces in Pieces to Keep or in Pieces to Remove , based on the trim action.
- Under Surface Split Options, select an item:
|Example Using Standard Trim Type|
|Sketch used for Trim tool||Pieces to Keep with Natural selected in Surface Split Options||Trimmed surface|
|Example Using Mutual Trim Type|
|Two intersecting surfaces||Surfaces selected for Pieces to Keep||Trimmed surface|
I've been trying to trim surfaces using the steps above. They do not work!!! I keep getting an error that asks for a surface to trim. It is set om "mutual" so the surfaces are supposed to trim each other. THEY DON"T!! How do I get this to work???