Intersect Mesh Body

Intersect Mesh Body

Mac OS, English

Autodesk, Inc.
Creates sketch geometry that is the intersection of selected mesh bodies and the x-y plane of the active sketch.

General Usage Instructions

This app allows you to more effectively and precisely use geometry imported from a mesh.  Using this app you can cut sections through a mesh to create standard sketch geometry.  You can then use the sketch geometry to perform precise measurements and to do additional modeling.

The add-in adds the single "Intersect Mesh Body" command to Fusion in the "Sketch" menu within the "Project/Include" pop-up, as seen in the first screenshot.  To use the command a sketch must be active.  The result is the intersection of the active sketch's x-y plane with the selected mesh body(s).  Nothing is somewhat equivalent to the Fusion "Intersect" command that is available in the sketch menu, except this intersects mesh bodies instead of standard bodies. 

When the command is selected a command dialog is displayed where you are prompted to select one or more mesh bodies. By default, mesh bodies cannot be selected in the graphics window, but they are always selectable in the browser.  You can change there selectability by using the "Selectable/Unselectable" option in the context menu when right-clicking a mesh body node in the browser.

The initial calculation of the intersection results in a line for every intersection triangle that intersects the sketch plane.  The "Combine colinear lines" option controls whether a connected series of coliniear lines is replaced with a single line.  Depending on the mesh body, this can significantly simplify the result.

The resulting sketch geometry is standard sketch geometry and can be used for measurements or modeling operations.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the app/plug-in.

OR, simply double-click the PKG to install the app.

 

Uninstall:

You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.

Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

- Navigate to/ApplicationsPlugins and select the app you want to uninstall

- Either drag the application icon to the Trash, or right-click and select “Move to Trash”

- Right-click on the Trash can and select “Empty Trash”

- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

The source code for this add-in, written in Python, is available inside the add-in's folder or on GitHub.

(C) Copyright 2015 by Autodesk, Inc.

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software in object code form for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies and that both that copyright notice and the limited warranty and restricted rights notice below appear in all supporting documentation.

AUTODESK PROVIDES THIS PROGRAM "AS IS" AND WITH ALL FAULTS. AUTODESK SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. AUTODESK, INC. DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

Known Issues

No known issues.

Contact

Company Name: Autodesk, Inc.
Support Contact: fusion.apps@autodesk.com

Author/Company Information

Autodesk, Inc.

Support Information

Email us at fusion.apps@autodesk.com with feedback or requests for enhancements.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.1

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