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Forum: Feature this!
 Topic: Avocaowl is a thing I made that you should feature!
Avocaowl is a thing I made that you should feature! [message #105637] Sat, 20 December 2014 00:29 UTC
avatar Sabaku_Ika  is currently offline Sabaku_Ika
Messages: 14
Registered: April 2014
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I originally designed this as a gift for someone who likes owls. The original model was not printed at Shapeways and wouldn't have met the Shapeways design guidelines to be printed. Once I discovered Shapeways and saw that they were the best for this sort thing, that was a problem. It was one of my favorite of my own designs and it was a source of great frustration that it was unprintable. It was around that time, that I also noticed that it looked sort of like an avocado, so I changed the name to reflect that.

Recently, I spent many hours redesigning the Avocaowl from scratch and made numerous small adjustments to the original idea so that it would not only print, but print at a reasonable price. I think I succeeded and the result (in two colors of strong and flexible plastic) arrived in the mail today.

Here is a link to the Avocaowl in my shop, where there are many other things (with shorter stories behind them) that people also might like: http://shpws.me/sDy6
Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Bow tie lens cap holder
Bow tie lens cap holder [message #105636] Sat, 20 December 2014 00:25 UTC
avatar bradykineticcuriosities  is currently offline bradykineticcuriosities
Messages: 69
Registered: February 2012
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Here's a little bit of fancy and function for your camera!

Available here: http://shpws.me/Az5S

www.bradykineticcuriosities.com A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Autodesk inventor fusion problem convert to STL
Autodesk inventor fusion problem convert to STL [message #105635] Sat, 20 December 2014 00:18 UTC
avatar 321DLCR  is currently offline 321DLCR
Messages: 8
Registered: September 2014
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got all my parts and selected them but when I upload it only shows one part
If someone could convert it to STL for me that would really help

Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Wall thickness verses surface detail
Wall thickness verses surface detail [message #105634] Sat, 20 December 2014 00:09 UTC
avatar pinddle  is currently offline pinddle
Messages: 87
Registered: August 2010
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I'm having trouble with the customer service team in New York (I think) and their interpretation of the design guidelines about when a surface detail becomes a wall. This is the offending model, the problem parts are in red.
They are 0.5x0.5x10.2 mm. They are being rejected because of their length (10.2mm), not their height (0.5mm).

The material in question is WSF.

According to these guidelines they qualify as surface detail.

During my 'discussion' with the team I been directed to this tutorial.

All well and good, apart from this diagram, which is a mess.
There is even a note above it admitting that the dimensions on the left are wrong. The dimensions on the right are blurred and therefore useless. If this is being used as the basis for judging our models then it is no wonder they are being rejected. Can someone at Shapeways please sort this mess out and give us some proper guidelines that can't be interpreted in several different ways.

Rant over, thank you and goodnight.


edit : a key problem here could be the use of the terms 'height' and 'length'. It's not clear how they should be applied.

[Updated on: Sat, 20 December 2014 00:24 UTC]



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