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I'm having two shapes which touch each other and I'd like to subtract one from the other. Unfortunately the axlDBCreateVoid command doesn't work because the shape to be subtracted needs to be completely inside the other shape. Cite from the help:
"All void boundaries are completely within the boundary of their parent shape"
Anyone having an idea how I can achieve this?
Have you looked at axlPolyOperation?
In reply to aCraig:
thanks for your reply. I guess I could do something like (axlPolyOperation poly1_list poly2_list 'AND) and then use the result to create a void in the first shape. But this note in the help doesn't sound very trustworthy:
This function is provided "as-is". Result, in certain cases, may fail or deliver incorrect results. No commitment can be made to address issues uncovered when using this API.
In reply to rumar:
I think that applies to very complex shapes. I've written my own Segmets Over Voids application and it works fine.
thank you very much for the answer. I will definitely give it a try.