Cuts holes in surface features with other surface features. A surface that is cut by another surface must be co-planar with that second surface, and contain that second surface.

All surfaces are converted into faces (for example, a mesh is converted into faces – one face per mesh part).


The example below illustrates the input features on the left and the output features on the right. The input consists of surface features that are coplanar. The output consists of features with cut holes wherever the surface features were contained within or intersected other surface features.

Usage Notes

  • To build a TIN (triangulated irregular network) surface from points, lines, and/or rasters, see the TINGenerator and SurfaceModeller.


Input Ports

Output Ports


Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.

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