Applies a minkowski sum to selected shapes.
Add each element of subset A to each element of subset B to get minkowski sum.
Sweep element A along all boundaries of element B. Resulting space which is occupied by both elements
is minkowski sum.
Example of minkowski sum applied to cylinder and cube.
Note that the height of minkowski sum is height of cylinder plus height of cube.
- Select shapes in Tree-View or in 3D-View
- Click on or choose OpenSCAD → Minkowski from the top menu.
Feature needs OpenSCAD installed and configured in Edit → Preferences
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