# how to split a 40" model into 5 parts to print seperate

I currently have a model in fusion 360 of cylinders with the largest being 40" diameter in a specific pattern as seen below. My printer is a Ender-3x with the build plate dimensions of 8.7" x 8.7" x 9.8"

I need to break this model into 5 pieces of exactly equivalent length so I can print same piece 5 times to equal a full cylinder

You've got several options:

## Generate full-size STL, cut via software later

If you just have an STL, you can use software such as Meshmixer to modify it. In this case, a plain plane cut would suffice.

## Modifiy the design file

A better way is to go into the design file (in your case fusion) and modify it there. In your case, it's rather easy:

• Edit > split model
If you want to get rid of parts that became superfluous after this, use the remove option, not the delete option, as the later tries to make sure that the object never was made in the workflow.
• @Ragekillen use remove. Feb 26, 2019 at 22:32