# Intersect

## SolidWorks Tutorial – Filling a Specific Assembly Cavity (one out of many)

Last week I showed you how easy it is to fill a cavity at the assembly level using the new tools in SolidWorks. That demonstration generated  two questions: What do you do if you have multiple cavities in the assembly, but need the volume of only…

## SolidWorks Tutorial – Fill an Assembly Cavity to Determine its Volume

In the past articles, we demonstrated the use of the new Intersect Tool for quickly filling an existing cavity with a solid body in order to calculate its volume. That works fine at the part level, but how can you achieve the same thing in an assembly? How can you “fill” the cavity or cavities created between all components of the assembly with material in order to calculate the volume of the “void”? Watch this video and learn how to combine Boolean operations at the assembly level with multibody workflows at the part level:

## Simplify SOLIDWORKS Models with the Intersect Tool [VIDEO]

Do you need to simplify SOLIDWORKS models? Imagine that you get this super complex model with a lot of intricate internal details from your customer or supplier. The file size is huge and the rebuild times are long, considering that you only need it for any…

## Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – Fill a Baby Bottle Using The Intersect Tool

When designing a bottle for your newborn baby, one of the main parameters you need to control is the bottle’s volume. While apparently a simple task, calculating the volume of an open recipient has never been an easy task in SolidWorks. The new Intersect Tool introduce by SolidWorks 2013 is a game changer in this regard. Capping and filling a bottle is now a simple two step process… like in real life: Cap the bottle Fill the bottle. Later on this week, I will take on an even more complex challenge: how to determine the half full level for the same bottle. Until then, enjoy the video showing the bottle being filled to capacity. In order to appreciate the huge benefits of using the newest SolidWorks release,…

## Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – Conjuring a Solid Out of Thin Air with the Intersect Tool

People who have seen it in action say that the Intersect Tool is a Game Changer. Imagine you take existing surface bodies, solid bodies and even planes and throw them in a boiling pot. Let them intersect themselves for a while (about half a second), then pick and choose whatever pieces or combination of pieces you need. The result is spectacular: one or more solid bodies created very fast. Once you master this new command, you will find out that your feature tree becomes quite a bit shorter! Intersect can replace whole clusters of features like: Split, Combine Add, Combine Subtract, Combine Common, Trim, Copy Bodies, Delete Bodies, Cut with Surface or Replace Face. In this video, I am just playing with the Intersect Tool. Watch…