Object Manipulation

Object Operations

General Information

The following operations are available:

Operation Description
Copy Creates a copy of an existing object.
Union

Creates a new object from two or more merged objects.

Subtraction

Creates a new object from the subtraction of the one or more objects from another.

Intersection

Creates a new object from the intersection of two or more objects.

Margin

Shrink or enlarge the operation result.

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How to Copy an Object

Steps  

1.



Click Copy.

2.

Choose the object to copy from the list under Objects.

3.

A preview of the new object is displayed in the slice view and listed under Operation Preview.



4.

You can choose to add a margin (see How to Add a Margin to an Object).

5.

If you are satisfied with the operation, click Store to save the object. This dialog is displayed:



The system provides a default name and other values which you can change. You can change the color of the object by clicking Color.

6.

Click OK to save the object.

How to Perform a Union of Objects

Union enables you to create a new object from two merged objects.

Steps  

1.



Click Union.

2.

Choose two or more objects from the list under Objects.

3.

A preview of the new object is displayed in the slice view and listed under Operation Preview.



4.

You can choose to add a margin (see How to Add a Margin to an Object).

5.

If you are satisfied with the operation, click Store to save the object.

A dialog is displayed providing a default name and other values which you can change. You can change the color of the object by clicking Color.

6.

Click OK to save the object.

How to Perform Subtraction on Two Objects

Subtraction enables you to create a new object from the subtraction of the one object from another.

Steps  

1.

Choose the first object from the list under Objects.

2.



Click Subtraction.

3.

Choose the objects that you want to subtract from the target object from the list under Objects.

4.

A preview of the new object is displayed in the slice view and listed under Operation Preview.



5.

You can choose to add a margin (see How to Add a Margin to an Object).

6.

If you are satisfied with the operation, click Store to save the object.

A dialog is displayed providing a default name and other values which you can change. You can change the color of the object by clicking Color.

7.

Click OK to save the object.

How to Perform an Intersection of Two Objects

Intersection creates a new object from the intersection of two objects.

Steps  

1.

Choose the first object from the list under Objects.

2.



Click Intersection.

3.

Choose the objects that you want to intersect with the target object from the list under Objects.

4.

A preview of the new object is displayed in the slice view and listed under Operation Preview.



5.

You can choose to add a margin (see How to Add a Margin to an Object).

6.

If you are satisfied with the operation, click Store to save the object.

A dialog is displayed providing a default name and other values which you can change. You can change the color of the object by clicking Color.

7.

Click OK to save the object.

How to Add a Margin to an Object

When you create an object using one of these operations you can shrink or enlarge the operation result to create your target volume.

Steps  

1.

Start one of the operations Copy, Union, Subtraction or Intersection.

2.



Click Margin.

3.

Choose the width of the margin using the slider displayed.



You can customize the margin further with parameters available under Advanced:



Move the slides to adjust the margin in the directions:

  • L – R: left-right

  • A – P: anterior-posterior

  • H – F: head-foot

4.

A preview is displayed in the slice views.



5.

The margin is added to the new object if you choose to store it.



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Article No. 60917-20EN

Date of publication: 2016-07-26