The minihelper provides an easy way to have access to not only the shapes but everything that boxcutter has to offer.

[#boxcutter 718_9: MiniHelper - Shapes]

[Boxtip #14. Alt Scroll]

Alt Scroll was initiall introduced here

[#boxcutter 717_8 - Alt+Scroll]

Alt + Scroll also recalls previous shapes

[Boxtip #21. Alt Scroll During Draw Recalls Previous Shapes]


Box has it's own page going into depth. More information here.

Box is the primary shape of boxcutter and is my goto for cutting and basic shapes. This shape is also compatible with all modes.

Box is so popular that the video example is a random video about box.

[#boxcutter 718_7 - Autodepth Expansion (take2)]

This page has all you need to know about box.


Circle has it's own extensive page going over this tool in depth.

Circle is capable of everything round from simple tri, to octagon, hexagon, and finally circle. This shape is also compatible with all modes.

[#boxcutter 718_9: MiniHelper - Circle Slider]


Ngon is the shape for drawing custom shapes and has a page going over it in depth.

Ngon can be angle snapped while holding ctrl which can make angular drawing easier. This shape is also compatible with all modes. Ngon is confirmed by double clicking the final point. You can also backspace with backspace.

[#boxcutter 717_17 - Ngon Improvements]

Ngon also has a cyclic mode which can be used in conjuction with solidify to do panel cuts with ease.

[#boxcutter 718_3 - Ngon Cyclic Improvements]

While in Ngon toggle cyclic with C Best used with solidify either as a start operation or pressing T after the first confirmation click.

[#boxcutter 716 - Ngon Line (Cyclic)]


Custom is a special cutter than can be either the mesh itself or another mesh in the scene. There is also an extensive page about it here.

[#boxcutter 718_9: MiniHelper - Custom Slider]

Users can set self.cut by choosing custom shape and then pressing C with the main object selected.

[#boxcutter 716 - 2d/3d Self.cut]

After pressing C the name will show in the info area below.

[#boxcutter 716 - hudV1]

You can also use any shape as the custom cutter.

[Boxtip #56. Custom Cutter supports fonts & curves]