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What is the best way to model the intersection of multiple hard-surface pieces?

If you're talking about cutting panels, There's a very nice non-destructive method demonstrated by Penfinity, at the time of writing, in two videos, here and with an improvement thanks to Nahuel ...
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How to fill ngon with quads?

Bisect with boundary edges. Based on the rectangular nature of the corners of given mesh. Sample result, far from optimized as some edges above could be dissolved. A script to create a plane from all ...
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Is it possible to clip half an object indirectly similar to section plane in SketchUp

*** UPDATE *** ok, so you want 2 objects with that technique, looks like i missed that. All you have to do is use another object with the same material setup and double the materials as well so that ...
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Connecting cylindrical hallways cleanly

The point is to have the good amount of vertices so that the two can fit easily. If the cylinder part exposes from top to bottom 9 vertices (ring of 16) then the torus should have 16 minor segments. ...
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Connecting cylindrical hallways cleanly

One way to do this is to use Knife Project In Edit Mode Alt click the edge loop of the smaller tube connecting to the bigger one. Then Shift + d (and Ctrl click) to duplicate it in position. P to ...
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How can I cut an edge from a plane?

It could be a CtrlShiftB, 1-segment Vertex Bevel: You can adjust to precision in the operator's F9 Adjust Last Operation panel. Thanks to @John Eason for the reminder.. While modelling, always have ...
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How to generate a cylinder with a hole except by knife tool and Boolean methods

For instance : Starting from a circle : Add a circle In edit mode (Tab) extrude E and stay in place (Esc or RMB) Scale S Select all and extrude again E Or from a cylinder : Add it Remove top and ...
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Knife project not cutting through

After using a Knife Project tool check the Cut Trough checkbox in the Tool Shelf (T). If you place the cutting object on the 'clean' face it'll make the hole. If the cutting object is placed so it's ...
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Using knife project method to make a shape into the mesh

Try to start with more simplified geometry connected without n-gons. Start with 10 sided Circle and continue extrude, scale, as needed) Use Subdivision Surface modifier to round curved parts and Edge ...
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Shortcut for changing constraint angle of the Knife tool?

It can be defined in keymap in user preferences: (3D View → Mesh → Mesh (Global)) BTW shortcut can be changed from A back to C in Knife Tool Modal Map
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How can I dig a hold between two object?

You can join the two objects (Ctrl + J), go in Edit mode, select one of the two meshes and go into the header menu → Face → Intersect (Knife): It will create an edge along the intersection of the two ...
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What's the most elegant way to cut shapes out of a mesh?

Yes your initial array method will work. Here is the model of a circle. I have extruded it into a cylinder and delete the faces I don't need and apply an array modifier to get the below mesh. I have ...
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How to get rid of this poles?

I've used a topology similar to yours and it seems to work fine with almost no artifacts. I just used and applied a Shrinkwrap modifier with a cylinder of the same radius as Target in order to correct ...
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Using knife project method to make a shape into the mesh

You could do the other way around, beginning with the shape then extrude to get your rectangular object, at the end when you'll give it the Subdivision Surface modifier it will just need a bit of work ...
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Slice up terrain mesh into chunks

Script Version. Displaced dense grid mesh split 2 in x, 2 in y. Since the map is one continuous mesh and you wish to split into a grid, have used a modified version of @Codemanx's answer Splits the ...
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Smooth shading of different vertices

This is the result of mismatch in normals orientation. Smooth shading averages normals of the vertices which compose the faces. On the surface where each face is connected to the neighbour face this ...
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How can I cut a complex Blender object in half?

Bisect Tool If you need precise adjustment - open tool properties (left-bottom at 3D viewport editor) and set cut numerically. For 3D print you would need to have a mesh as manifold, so check Fill ...
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Is it possible to clip half an object indirectly similar to section plane in SketchUp

To expand my comment, you can easily achieve this effect with active bool using slice... You will technically slice your mesh into 2 with some 3rd object and 1 will use 1 material and second object ...
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Is there any difference between selecting knife tool in the tool menu and pressing hotkey "K"?

It is difference between you use shortcut and call it in menu. In the Preferences, You can see there has two same operator mesh.knife_tool ...
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Delete edges with no faces

In 2 Edge Selection Mode, select one such edge, then ⬆ ShiftG Select Similar, by A Amount of Faces Around an Edge, then X Delete E Edges.
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How to wrap a 2D shape and Knife Project toward a cylinder axis?

You could begin with a 2D shape: Give it a Simple Deform modifier, Bend mode, 360° on Z: Solidify, etc:
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Cutting a 2D plane using intersecting planes as a guide

As it is a "cut" question, you can use knife project : In object mode select the "wall" part RMB Then both select the "floor" part Shift+RMB Enter edit mode Tab Place the view to the top ortho ...
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Blender knife tool options

N-gons with a hole Currently holed-ngons (e.g. a doughnut section) are not supported. If in the cutting process you are creating one of those, the software will try its best in finding a way to ...
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How do I get knife_project operator to use view settings within the operator?

To get this to work you need to do a few things: To override the context of the knife_project operator (which is necessary for running it outside the 3D view UI). ...
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Cutting a mesh in half

Just to add a more procedural way to do this cutting thing. This is one solution if using Sverchok Add-On. The cutting is done using Bisect Node, very similar to Blender's Modeling own Bisect ...
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Separate in two parts a Mesh using Knife Project

After further research, I have decided to scrap everything that I had before (it isn't that complicated). You can see my edits if you'd like to see the "old" way. 1. Select all vertices This ...
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How to generate a cylinder with a hole except by knife tool and Boolean methods

Adding to the impressive collection already, here are two other approaches, both having the same approach: the extrusion can be done along the normals in this case. approach 1: Extrude along Normals ...
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Cut both top & bottom of the mesh with knife tool

as you see in manual , you only press z in order to Cut through
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How can I cut an edge at the mathematical middle?

Subdivide the edge Subdivide the edge by clicking Subdivide on the Tools Panel (T key) or by searching the ...
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Blender 2.8 (Python) - knife project

Here is the code corrected,... I have used a function from here for override context: link and an operator described here for updating the view3D camera change: link ...
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