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"The fileformat of your object..." error message with .dae file [message #11532] Thu, 08 April 2010 05:38 UTC Go to next message
avatar catch22  is currently offline catch22
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I'm using sketchup, and saving my models as .dae files. I've uploaded two alright, but two other ones I've tried keep giving me the message "The fileformat of your object cannot be processed by our software. Please investigate the problem and try again."

Re: "The fileformat of your object..." error message with .dae file [message #13103 is a reply to message #11532 ] Sun, 23 May 2010 02:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Me too. Just this evening I had that problem numerous times. Sometimes it would be accepted and other times not.


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Re: "The fileformat of your object..." error message with .dae file [message #13132 is a reply to message #13103 ] Mon, 24 May 2010 14:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar catch22  is currently offline catch22
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Best fix I've found is to open the the DAE files in Meshlab and save them as STL

http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/

So my process goes like this:
1. Export as DAE from Sketchup
2. Open DAE in Meshlab
3. Check for manifold problems by going to "Filters>Cleaning and Repairing>Remove non-manifold faces"
4. Go to "Save as..." and choose .stl, and make sure to actually add ".stl" onto the file name, otherwise it might save your .dae as a .dae.
5. Upload to shapeways and choose "Inches" as unit of measurement (I use millimeters in sketchup, but for some reason I have to choose "inches" when uploading for proper scale)

Good luck!

Re: "The fileformat of your object..." error message with .dae file [message #13133 is a reply to message #13132 ] Mon, 24 May 2010 14:42 UTC Go to previous message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Thanks. Yeah I did try that. Meshlab just would not solve all the problems; filling holes for example. I simple four sided column with 1/2" "indents" on each corner would give me holes on each edge!! Ridiculous....

On another thread I have been told that Sketchunation.com has some scripts that let you export to STL directly from Sketchup... although if there are errors in the model that wouldn't work either, would it?

Glenn


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