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icon5.gif  Need help with SketchUp obj to stl [message #52495] Sat, 11 August 2012 20:23 UTC Go to previous message
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I rarely use SketchUp for modeling but have recently tried it again. I essentially have a model which is a column of varying widths. Down the centre of the column is a hole - in the middle the width of the hole changes.

I can export the model in OBJ format and import into Rhino or MiniMagics where it looks fine, however, when I export as an STL from Rhino and upload to Shapeways the hole down the middle of the column is completely closed in (the faces on either end of the column are solid).

Even uploading as an OBJ from SketchUp produces the same result.

Why, then does the model look as it should in Rhino or MiniMagics, and Meshlab?

Glenn


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