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Shell is 2 not 1 [message #82584] Sun, 05 January 2014 04:42 UTC Go to next message
avatar mckevins  is currently offline mckevins
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I'm using 123D for my models and Netfabb for any repairs. All my models are single objects shelled in 123D, but whenever I bring them into Netfabb, the shell is always 2 (before and after any repairs). How can I get this down to 1?

Re: Shell is 2 not 1 [message #82588 is a reply to message #82584 ] Sun, 05 January 2014 07:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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In Netfabb, select Repair.
Then right click the item and pick "Select this shell"
Then right click again and pick "Remove selected triangles"

Now, take a look around and see what's left. You may find that there is some microscopic part still left, or you may find that 123d cut your model in half - I'm not sure what you will find, but the method above should help you identify it.

You don't have to save these changes, it's just a way to try to figure out what's going on.

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Re: Shell is 2 not 1 [message #82591 is a reply to message #82584 ] Sun, 05 January 2014 08:31 UTC Go to previous message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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mckevins wrote on Sun, 05 January 2014 04:42

... single objects shelled in 123D...

By 'shelled', do you mean you have a hollow model? If so, simply create a hole or holes (according to Shapeways design guidelines) connecting the inner and outer shells, and viola, you're ready to go!

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