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2D solidify. Is it possible?

Is there a way to make some "2D solidify" from edges to faces. (It's about creating roads from GIS data). I've tried Skin modifier, converting to curves with depth and back to mesh, but all the ...
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5answers
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Cutting a circular hole in a hollow cylinder without distorting the cylinder

Whenever I try to cut out a circular hole in either a cylinder or sphere the polygons around the circular hole always have distorted normals after smoothing. Is there anyway to fix this. I've tried ...
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1answer
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Cutting *only* existing geometry with a circle

Is it possible to cut only the existing geometry of an object using a particular shape (for instance the circle in red) to add vertices only where the shape bisects an existing edge?
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1answer
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How can I open a circular window in a cylinder?

Just like in this picture.. This is a cylinder with a circular window. Please notice that the frame is evenly distributed along the cylinder and I want to achive the same result, any tips?
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2answers
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How to cut holes in the back of a curved surface whilst retaining smoothness?

I'm trying to model a desk lamp and I am having difficulty in cutting holes in the back of the mesh. How can I replicate this in this photo?
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1answer
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Cutting a shape out of an object with another object [duplicate]

I'm trying to recreate these F holes in the body without cutting into the bodies mesh The F holes and body are two separate meshes. I am completely lost as to how to cut out a hole in my main body ...
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0answers
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CAD Sketch Add On

I am quite new to Blender and loving it. I come from a background in Fusion 360 so I am very used to being able the make a sketch on any surface and extrude and cut into complex shapes. Are there ...
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2answers
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Inscribing text into an object [duplicate]

I have a cube, and I would like it to have a text inscribed in it, so the text would be in the cube but we could see it. Is it possible to do this?
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2answers
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I can't find the Retopo menu

I am very new to blender but have made some good progress recently. I have a curved surface that I need to cut a precise hole in and from YouTube videos it seems that the Retopo method is the way to ...
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1answer
479 views

3D printing “be like the 3D view”

I'm a newbie learning to use Blender to produce 3D printable objects, since it is the most flexible software tool on the planet for 3D printing. However, in doing so I realise that I am using only a ...
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1answer
347 views

Why isn't limited dissolve working?

I was trying to google a way to merge overlapping meshes and everyone keeps saying Limited Dissolve, but it's not working for me for some reason :< ... I just want to make one n-gon without ...
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1answer
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“Boolean” operation on bézier circles

I would like to make a cross section like this (only the hatched part) (image source) using b├ęzier curves/circles, to then use in a screw modifier and make a drill bit. I initially thought I could ...
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1answer
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How to use one object to cut a hole into another one [duplicate]

My issue is that I have 2 objects in edit mode, I want to use the second object to cut the first one to make a hole. I hope the image can make what I want a little clear because I don't find the ...
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1answer
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How to add a face outside a round feature

How can I fill in a face and still keep the circle/cylinder open If I choose make face here the opening in the cylinder also gets covered.
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0answers
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Embedding vertices onto a plane [duplicate]

Say that I have a collection of points, as shown below with the circle, and I have a plane that I want to merge them onto. The points and plane are perfectly parallel, and the end goal is that the ...

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