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I'm new to Blender but have this issue after trying to make a difference with boolean tool with shortcut Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + i cant see the cutter wireframe and can't modify the cutter too.

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    $\begingroup$ Just use Ctrl numpad -. See my answer below $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Sep 29, 2023 at 9:56
  • $\begingroup$ think of the CTRL SHIFT shortcut as a destructive boolean, meaning the cutter object will be consumed in the process and the cut object's mesh will be modified. The CTRL only shortcut is non-desctructive, and a modifier is added afterwards. $\endgroup$
    – Gorgious
    Sep 29, 2023 at 13:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Gorgious Yes I agree. In fact I reckon that the description for the Bool Tool addon in the Blender manual should be rewritten as it's not at all clear there, particuarly for a newcomer to Blender! $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Sep 29, 2023 at 14:09

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If you're using the Bool tool, you select the Cylinder, Shift-select the Cube then use ⎈ CtrlNumpad- That should produce this result:

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If you use the ⇧ Shift key at the same time the boolean cylinder will disappear because it actually applies the modifier and deletes the cylinder.

In that image I've clicked on the bounding box of the Cylinder to select it, but you could also click the Cylinder in the top-right Outliner panel.

If you now ↹ Tab into Edit mode you'll be able to edit the cylinder as normal and the effect will show in the cube cutout back in Object mode.

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  • $\begingroup$ I've edited that slightly to remove the Shift key from the shortcut. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Sep 29, 2023 at 9:54

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