We are glad to inform you that the next version of the Open CASCADE will feature the long-expected algorithm for splitting the shapes - Splitter algorithm. The algorithm is very useful when you need to split the group of shapes (Objects) by the other group of shapes (Tools). The algorithm will intersect and split all input shapes, but only the split parts of the shapes from the first group will be added into the result.
The next release of Open CASCADE Technology (7.3.0) will include the new algorithm intended for removal of the selected features from the model. The features that can be removed include holes, protrusions, gaps, chamfers, fillets etc.
The defeaturing algorithm can be very useful in different contexts: