I'm testing some tolerances between Blender 2.83 and a 3D printer I'm trying to combine a nut created with the bolt factory add-on with a cube and have the center be hollow. How can I do this see image of problem of the center of nut not being hollowed out. (I tried using the Boolean modifier)

Bolt and cube

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After the Boolean operator I can't delete the face in the center of the nut see red arrow (I'm trying to hollow the nut out to test the 3D printed nut threads with a 3D printed screw)



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I used the Bolt Factory tutorial and the Bool tool tutorial ad-dons

  1. Pick the object you want to use as a "drill bit" (bolt with threads)
  2. Pick the item you want to drill/place the hole in (box or object) and choose Difference Note: You could also use Ctrl+Shift+- (this keyboard combination does bool difference)

Animated hole create

  1. Make tolerances for bolt to screw into object

Note: you may want to 3D print the bolt horizontal for strength 3D print the bolt horizontal for strength

  • $\begingroup$ Ooh the trick for solidity is nice to know. Cheers $\endgroup$
    – Gorgious
    Jul 4 at 16:03

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