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Not all embossed letters printed [message #59621] Fri, 04 January 2013 18:13 UTC Go to next message
avatar dcltdw  is currently offline dcltdw
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In the attached model, not all the letters printed out. Instead of "LIHT MEC HEHT GEWYRCAN", I got "IHT M C HEHT E YRC". Anyone know why, and more importantly, how did you figure it out?

I created this via SketchUp.
Re: Not all embossed letters printed [message #59624 is a reply to message #59621 ] Fri, 04 January 2013 18:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Not all embossed letters printed [message #59625 is a reply to message #59624 ] Fri, 04 January 2013 18:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh, I didn't hit UPLOAD FILE, oops. Smile

Re: Not all embossed letters printed [message #59631 is a reply to message #59625 ] Fri, 04 January 2013 21:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There are many extra lines on the text which are creating faces on top of faces. The extra lines and faces need to be deleted.
The first image is a screen shot from Netfabb. There are holes in the text, shown by the yellow lines. Shapeways most probably has tried to fill them but having faces on top of each other has filled them in by deleting the letters.
The second and third images are from Sketchup. I have deleted a face so you can see inside. You can see the extra faces and lines which need cleaning. There are extra lines on all of the letters.

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Re: Not all embossed letters printed [message #59632 is a reply to message #59631 ] Fri, 04 January 2013 21:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Aha... okay, I'll look at it again. Thanks muchly for the pointers!
Re: Not all embossed letters printed [message #59634 is a reply to message #59632 ] Fri, 04 January 2013 22:31 UTC Go to previous message
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This is what you really want. Draw the text on the surface then push/pull the letter surface up. If you look inside the model now, the letters are hollow. As the image shows.

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