Without actually applying the subdivision modifier, how can we cut a hole through the subdivided mesh? I tried using loop cuts but the topology turned out bad:

Using the boolean modifier it had some artifacts and you also need to apply the modifier:
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Further trying to fix them with loop cuts gave this strange edges:
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and scaling them along the y axis to zero did no good. So How can we cut a hole through a subdivisioned mesh without actually applying the modifiers? I know disabling the boolean modifier would give a nice hole in the render but what if we have to do some editing with the part, like adding a drawer object(particularly in this case)?


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You can use the Inset tool. That way you can keep the topology as quads.

Select the faces where you need the cut, press I to activate the inset tool, and then by dragging the mouse you can determine the size of the hole.

After just extrude (E) and delete the faces as needed.

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  • $\begingroup$ ho do you make such a replay ? $\endgroup$
    – user13877
    Aug 7, 2016 at 9:46

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