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Complicated design, Help! [message #65439] Wed, 03 April 2013 19:30 UTC Go to next message
avatar CunninghamQuillAG  is currently offline CunninghamQuillAG
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I have a complex design for a truss structure i'm designing for work (I work in an architecture firm) and I keep getting various error messages when I try to upload it to the shapeways website. I have used meshlab and netfabb/netfabb cloud to fix the holes and try to fix the flipped triangles. However, when I reuploaded the file, I got this message: "Triangles with mixed winding order were found." I am unsure what exactly this means. I have been trying to work with the shapeways service people, but they just keep sending me to different tutorials, so I figured that I would try posting on here.

Anyone have any suggestions for what to do with my model at this point or ways to fix it? I have included a screenshot of the model just so you can get a feel for what I am talking about.

Thanks!

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Re: Complicated design, Help! [message #65446 is a reply to message #65439 ] Wed, 03 April 2013 19:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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Can you share the file with us, or email it to me?


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Re: Complicated design, Help! [message #65447 is a reply to message #65446 ] Wed, 03 April 2013 19:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar CunninghamQuillAG  is currently offline CunninghamQuillAG
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what type of file is best? the original sketchup or STL?
Re: Complicated design, Help! [message #65448 is a reply to message #65447 ] Wed, 03 April 2013 19:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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STL would work best for me.


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Re: Complicated design, Help! [message #65450 is a reply to message #65448 ] Wed, 03 April 2013 20:10 UTC Go to previous message
avatar JACANT  is currently offline JACANT
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Usually when you get this message it means you have faces on top of faces. So the software does not know which is inside or out
This is usually due to extra lines on faces that are not needed, as each extra line may create a new face on top of another.
Upload the file or send it by PM


jacantdesign@gmail.com

 
   
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