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Sketchup help! [message #43601] Tue, 07 February 2012 07:25 UTC Go to next message
avatar lucasjsmith  is currently offline lucasjsmith
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Hi, I'm new to all this. I have a design i want to have 3D printed,and I've created it in sketchup. It looks fine there, with everything solid where I want it to be. But when I export as dae, everything goes crazy! Please help! I have attached the sketchup and dae files that I have.

Re: Sketchup help! [message #43616 is a reply to message #43601 ] Tue, 07 February 2012 15:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar underitall  is currently offline underitall
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Hello,
I've just had a quick look, there are some reversed faces(the blue pones) and internal geometry that needs removing.
Should be a quick fix, hope this helps,
Tom.
Re: Sketchup help! [message #43619 is a reply to message #43616 ] Tue, 07 February 2012 16:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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Hi,

Like Tom said, some internal problems and reversed faces are all that's wrong. I have attached the file with some notes attached to help you understand where the problems are.

What you need to end up with is a single shell with no internal geometry. Think of the model as a container for your 3D print, you don't want anything inside that will interfere with the printing process.

If you want, I can do a live screenshare over Google+ with you to explain better.


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Re: Sketchup help! [message #43856 is a reply to message #43619 ] Sun, 12 February 2012 05:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lucasjsmith  is currently offline lucasjsmith
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Thanks for that awesome advice! Very Happy

I did all the things you said and cleaned it up a lot internally. Now I have one little part that refuses to have a face. I have noted it in the attached image and SKP file. I just need that little rectangle to get filled in.

Re: Sketchup help! [message #43887 is a reply to message #43856 ] Sun, 12 February 2012 19:06 UTC Go to previous message
avatar denali3ddesign  is currently offline denali3ddesign
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Just trace over one of the bounding edges to 'heal' the face.


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