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icon5.gif  Tube Minimum walls & Boolean subtract? [message #61631] Fri, 08 February 2013 21:00 UTC Go to previous message
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Hi everyone,

I just received my first 3d printed model and there are some issues which i could use some help with.

I have 2 questions -

How do i get Shapeways to recognize hollow areas - it seems as though they were ignored completely and filled solid with print material.
In 3DSMAX i created the hollow using a Boolean subtraction rather than Shell, was this a mistake?

Also, has anyone attempted to create small tubes using FUD and what are the smallest tubes physically possible? I need tubes that are as small as FUD will allow and they need to be functional -they will transport liquid within them. The tubes from the model i received today were fused solid, although it seems the 3d printer did at least make an attempt at them Wink .

Thanks in advance folks,

[Updated on: Fri, 08 February 2013 21:01 UTC]

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