How do I carve linear patterns into faces?

How do I carve linear 45* angle patterns into meshes without using the boolean tool?

Use the Bisect tool.

can you lock bisect to specific angles?

if not a quick easy way would be to use the “knife project” button and a -2 vert line- object as a knife
create knife object, select knife object, then select object to cut, enter edit mode, click “knife project”
this way you can turn the knife object to specific angles, eg 45%.

You can if you activate the magnet widget or hold the Shift button.

Bisect tool has never been able to snap to an angle. Also enabling snapping temporarily is done with ctrl. Are you sure you’re not using an addon for it?

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