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Overlapping meshes? [message #41983] Sun, 15 January 2012 13:32 UTC Go to next message
avatar StewMM  is currently offline StewMM
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Can meshes be overlapped such as when making sprues or does it have to be one constant mesh wall?
Re: Overlapping meshes? [message #41987 is a reply to message #41983 ] Sun, 15 January 2012 14:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, meshes can be overlapped.

Re: Overlapping meshes? [message #42002 is a reply to message #41983 ] Sun, 15 January 2012 20:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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They either have to be one mesh or overlap. They can't sit face to face


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Re: Overlapping meshes? [message #42003 is a reply to message #42002 ] Sun, 15 January 2012 20:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So with an overlap the printer just calculates it as a sharp corner and ignores whatever polygons are inside the mesh?
Re: Overlapping meshes? [message #42248 is a reply to message #42003 ] Thu, 19 January 2012 16:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I thought the problem with overlapping meshes was with the pricing?

Having 2 objects occupy the same space would double the price because the software calculated the area of each object even though they'd be made from the same printed material.

Is that still a problem? Was it ever a problem, or have I just made that up?
Re: Overlapping meshes? [message #42250 is a reply to message #41983 ] Thu, 19 January 2012 16:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That was a problem eons ago Razz. The software now joins overlapping meshes so you do not get charged twice for over lapping geometry.


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Re: Overlapping meshes? [message #42493 is a reply to message #42250 ] Sun, 22 January 2012 13:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Thu, 19 January 2012 16:14

That was a problem eons ago Razz. The software now joins overlapping meshes so you do not get charged twice for over lapping geometry.



Haha, thats good Smile I didn't realise they'd changed that
Re: Overlapping meshes? [message #42578 is a reply to message #42493 ] Mon, 23 January 2012 18:51 UTC Go to previous message
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There is one issue you should be aware of with overlapping shells.. Please check this thread for a discussion:

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=4196 9&&srch=netfabb#msg_41969


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