Detach Solids

Use the Boolean: Detach tool to separate selected solids from neighboring solids that share one or more common faces.

Shared or partition faces between selected solids and surrounding solids duplicate to become bounding faces of the separated solids. Partitioning faces within the selection are maintained after they are detached from the rest of the model.

  1. From the Geometry ribbon, click the Boolean > Detach tool.

    Figure 1.
  2. Select solids.
  3. In the microdialog, select one of the following options:
    Option Description

    Detach all

    Selected solids detach from neighboring solids and each other.
    Figure 2.

    Detach from each other

    Selected solids detach from each other but maintain an interface with neighboring solids.
    Figure 3.

    Detach from not selected

    Selected solids detach from neighboring solids while maintaining an interface within themselves.
    Figure 4.
  4. After you have made your selection, click Detach.