Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD - Mesh boolean modeling plug-in for AutoCAD
Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD is a mesh boolean modeling plug-in for AutoCAD®. Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD gives AutoCAD the ability to perform boolean operations between PolyFace Meshes, Polygon Meshes and 3D Solids or a combination of all.
The geometry of a solid object can be described in AutoCAD as a 3D Solid, PolyFace Mesh or a Polygon Mesh entity. However, AutoCAD's solid modeling commands (Union, Subtract and Intersect) work with 3D Solids only. AutoCAD does not provide any commands to perform boolean operations on PolyFace Meshes and Polygon Meshes. Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD removes this limitation by adding new mesh modeling commands to AutoCAD that give AutoCAD the ability to perform boolean operations (add, subtract and intersect) between PolyFace Meshes, Polygon Meshes and 3D Solids or a combination of all.
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Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD adds three new modeling commands to AutoCAD called MBUnion, MBSubtract and MBIntersect. These commands work just like AutoCAD's Union, Subtract and Intersect commands, with a major difference being that they allow you to select PolyFace Meshes and Polygon Meshes along with 3D Solids. You can union, subtract or intersect two meshes, two solids or a mesh and a solid. You can even carry out boolean operations on sets of meshes and solids at once, just like AutoCAD's Union, Subtract and Intersect commands.
The result of the boolean operation can be a mesh or a solid, depending on what you set in the Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD options. For example, it is possible to subtract a mesh from another mesh and have the plug-in create the resulting object as a solid. The opposite is also possible. You can intersect a solid with a solid and create a mesh as the output.
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for AutoCAD plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
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- AutoCAD (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of this product by clicking "Download". To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. If during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you find this product useful, you may return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the product commands). SYCODE will create and send you your key by email within 2 business days. To avoid disruption in your workflow, place your order before the trial period ends. Back to Top
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Installation & Usage
Since Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD, it must be loaded into the AutoCAD environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. If you accept the default values in the installer, Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD will be up and running within a minute. However, if you choose to modify the values (for example, install the software at a location other than the default) then you will have to take extra care to see that AutoCAD and the Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD plug-in are properly setup and recognize each other. For an easy and straight forward installation, simply run the installer and accept the default installation options. After you have loaded the plug-in file into AutoCAD, simply click on the menu items in the " MeshBooleans" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD adds a new menu to AutoCAD called 'MeshBooleans'. This menu contains the three modeling commands (MBUnion, MBSubtract and MBIntersect) along with other Mesh Booleans commands. All the commands begin with "MB" (which stands for Mesh Booleans) to distinguish them from other AutoCAD commands and commands added by other plug-ins. The new commands added by Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD are:
- MBUnion - Add a set of meshes and/or solids
- MBSubtract - Subtract a set of meshes and/or solids from another
- MBIntersect - Intersect a set of meshes and/or solids
- MBOptions - Display the Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD Options box
- MBHelp - Display the Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD help file
- MBRegister - Register your copy of Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD
- MBAbout - Display the Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD About box
The MeshBooleans submenu
Mesh Booleans for AutoCAD comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a set of tutorials to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.