Mesh Difference

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Mesh Difference.svg Mesh Difference

Menu location
Meshes → Boolean → Difference
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Mesh Union, Mesh Intersection


The Mesh Difference command creates a new non-parametric mesh object, a Mesh Feature, that is the difference of two mesh objects: one mesh object is cut from the other.

OpenSCAD must be installed to use this command, and the path to its executable must be set in the OpenSCAD preferences.

Mesh Difference example.png

On the left two mesh objects, on the right the mesh object that is the difference of those objects if the cube is selected as the main object


  1. Select the main mesh object.
  2. Add the mesh object you want to cut from the main object to the selection. The mesh objects must overlap.
  3. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Mesh Difference.svg Mesh Difference button.
    • Select the Meshes → Boolean → Mesh Difference.svg Difference option from the menu.


See: Mesh Feature.