Create and modify 3D models > Make a 3D model > Part operations > Intersect parts
Intersect parts
You can intersect one or more target parts, the blanks, with several tool parts to produce one or more resulting parts.
The tool part and the blank can be either solid parts or face parts. Creo Elements/Direct Modeling may change a solid part into a face part or produce a solid part from face parts.
Every resulting part occupies only the volume common to the participating parts. The default option is to keep the tool part(s) so you will probably need to reposition the tool part(s) to view the results of an Intersect operation.
In the example below, part 1 is the tool part and part 2 is the blank. The resulting part is the intersection of the two parts; it keeps the name of the blank (part 2).
Intersection is helpful when doing a collision check on parts which need to fit together.
To intersect parts,
1. Click Modeling and then, in the Model group, click the arrow next toBoolean.
2. Click Intersect. The Intersect dialog box opens.
3. If necessary, change the blank part name and keep tool option.
4. Specify the tool parts.
5. Click to complete the operation. Creo Elements/Direct Modeling intersects the tool parts with the target parts to produce the resulting parts.
The following list describes each of the options:
Blanks: Specifies the name for the part (or list of parts) to be modified in the operation. The default is the active part. You can also use the browser (Browser) to specify it.
Tools: Specifies the tool part (or list of tool parts) to use. You can also use the browser (Browser) to specify it.
Keep Tool: Specifies whether or not to keep the original tool parts after the intersect operation. Keep Tool is ON by default.