3D trim - Trim objects to get Main and Branch

3D TRIM for main and branch.

Most sheet metal programs have extensive libraries for transitions, and main pipes with branches, but you are still tied up to the available ones.

With LITIO 2.0 you can make your own customized patterns with just some clicks.


In general, such patterns are defined with a dialog and lots of input parameters. But sometimes is easier to have its parts created as transitions, and then rotating them into the 3D space to match your needs. It would be nice to be able to just click on both the main and the branch to get the pattern. With LITIO2 it is just like that.

Let us see, how it goes: you just start LITIO2, select this option [3D trim of 3d object with another 3D object], click on both entities, and you get the resulting 3D assembly, trimmed, and the patterns [including the hole on the main].

You just need to click two valid entities (3D meshes created by Litio 2.0) located in AutoCAD/GStarCAD's 3D space, so that trimmer object completely intersect the trimmed object. Note that the trimmer object seam shall not be on the intersection.

Note: This pattern does not work with AutoCAD 3D solids.

Have a look at this video tutorial.





Thus, LITIO 2.0 gives you much more branches than the ones available through its standard dialogue boxes.

3D TRIM for main and branch.

Most sheet metal programs have extensive libraries for transitions, and main pipes with branches, but you are still tied up to the available ones.

With LITIO 2.0 you can make your own customized patterns with just some clicks.


In general, such patterns are defined with a dialog and lots of input parameters. But sometimes is easier to have its parts created as transitions, and then rotating them into the 3D space to match your needs. It would be nice to be able to just click on both the main and the branch to get the pattern. With LITIO2 it is just like that.

Let us see, how it goes: you just start LITIO2, select this option [3D trim of 3d object with another 3D object], click on both entities, and you get the resulting 3D assembly, trimmed, and the patterns [including the hole on the main].

You just need to click two valid entities (3D meshes created by Litio 2.0) located in AutoCAD/GStarCAD's 3D space, so that trimmer object completely intersect the trimmed object. Note that the trimmer object seam shall not be on the intersection.

Note: This pattern does not work with AutoCAD 3D solids.

Have a look at this video tutorial.





Thus, LITIO 2.0 gives you much more branches than the ones available through its standard dialogue boxes.