01-15-2014, 08:56 AM

I can't seem to find the right software or the technique to accomplish what seems like should be a simple task.

I will simplify the problem here, my situation is slightly more complex.

Imagine you have a cylinder with a hole in the middle.

Now imagine you have a second, larger cylinder that is solid.

I want to insert the smaller cylinder into the larger, such that the large cylinder envelopes the smaller, but the hole remains. In the end I want one solid large cylinder with the hole.

What happens instead with software I try is the solid larger cylinder "fills" the hole of the smaller, rather than "wraps around" the smaller cylinder.

In my actual situation the objects are irregularly shaped and not easily manipulated like cylinders, but I think you get the idea.

Thanks for any hints!

-G

I will simplify the problem here, my situation is slightly more complex.

Imagine you have a cylinder with a hole in the middle.

Now imagine you have a second, larger cylinder that is solid.

I want to insert the smaller cylinder into the larger, such that the large cylinder envelopes the smaller, but the hole remains. In the end I want one solid large cylinder with the hole.

What happens instead with software I try is the solid larger cylinder "fills" the hole of the smaller, rather than "wraps around" the smaller cylinder.

In my actual situation the objects are irregularly shaped and not easily manipulated like cylinders, but I think you get the idea.

Thanks for any hints!

-G