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Im building a box that will have three parts, does it have to be watertight? [message #68378] Mon, 20 May 2013 20:57 UTC Go to next message
avatar dloney  is currently offline dloney
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I think it should be a simple design: it has three parts:
The Bottom
The middle shelf (will be painted red)
The lid

The bottom will have a indented lip so that the lid (will use a clear material) can slide over the shelf and contact with the bottom part.
Thus, the design looks like this:

http://i.imgur.com/GJZ2cCJ.png

The middle shelf (will slide into the bottom part and be covered by the lid) It is also hollowed out inside to save on printing material. :

http://i.imgur.com/XtVznFb.png

http://i.imgur.com/ew2ObO0.png

A simple lid (will be printed with a translucent material):

http://i.imgur.com/7PMciCV.png

When I check for watertight meshes, I of course run into problems... due to the hollowed out design:

http://i.imgur.com/AbKt2y1.png


Any idea on what I should do to finish this project? Attached are the SketchUp files.

Thanks for reading / any advice.

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Re: Im building a box that will have three parts, does it have to be watertight? [message #68385 is a reply to message #68378 ] Mon, 20 May 2013 22:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Apart from that everything is OK.
Get a copy of http://www.netfabb.com/basic.php
It will check, repair, measure and scale. It will also show the volume.
On this model. Top - 141.31 cm3.
Middle - 319.33 cm3. One wall is showing up as 6mm thick.
Bottom - 181.09 cm 3
Box complete - 645.73 cm3


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Re: Im building a box that will have three parts, does it have to be watertight? [message #68386 is a reply to message #68385 ] Mon, 20 May 2013 22:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Im building a box that will have three parts, does it have to be watertight? [message #68387 is a reply to message #68385 ] Mon, 20 May 2013 22:48 UTC Go to previous message
avatar dloney  is currently offline dloney
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Thank you so much for your time! A real learning experience! Very Happy

 
   
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