Subtracts the intersection of the working plane from areas (divides areas).
Area (or areas, if picking is used) to be subtracted from.
NA = ALL, use all selected areas. If
P, graphical picking is enabled (valid only in the GUI). A component name
may also be input for
Behavior of the created boundary.
The resulting areas will share line(s) where they touch.
The resulting areas will have separate, but coincident line(s).
NA areas are
to be deleted.
Generates new areas by subtracting the intersection of the working plane from the
NA areas. The intersection will be a line(s). The working plane must
not be in the same plane as the
NA area(s). If
SEPO is blank, the
NA area is divided at
the line and the resulting areas will be connected, sharing a common line where they touch. If
SEPO is set to SEPO,
NA is divided into
two unconnected areas with separate lines. The SEPO option may cause unintended consequences if
any keypoints exist along the cut plane. See Solid Modeling in the Modeling and Meshing Guide for an illustration. See the
BOPTN command for an explanation of the options available to Boolean
operations. Element attributes and solid model boundary conditions assigned to the original
entities will not be transferred to the new entities generated.
Issuing the ASBW command under certain conditions may generate a topological degeneracy error. Do not issue the command if:
A sphere or cylinder has been scaled. (A cylinder must be scaled unevenly in the XY plane.)
A sphere or cylinder has not been scaled but the work plane has been rotated.