One of the benefits of the 3MF language is that it allows to encode a single geometry representation
when multiple instances of the same object are willed to be printed. However, there are situations in
which while most of the model is exactly the same, there may be subtle differences like some labeling
or small feature attached to the model, which makes it different. To overcome this situation a Boolean
operations extension has been proposed. The Boolean Operations extension allow to operation using
3 basic operations (union, difference and intersection) to compose a final object referencing some
base models. While this allows a better reuse of geometries in the file, it can introduce some issues
when dimensional adjustments are applied, and more specifically when surface offset are applied to
the individual geometries referenced from the Boolean operations. In this invention disclosure we
propose a method to adjust the position of the Boolean operations models, so that it does not distort
the printed object.
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