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Im building a box that will have three parts, does it have to be watertight? [message #68378] Mon, 20 May 2013 20:57 UTC Go to previous message
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I think it should be a simple design: it has three parts:
The Bottom
The middle shelf (will be painted red)
The lid

The bottom will have a indented lip so that the lid (will use a clear material) can slide over the shelf and contact with the bottom part.
Thus, the design looks like this:


The middle shelf (will slide into the bottom part and be covered by the lid) It is also hollowed out inside to save on printing material. :



A simple lid (will be printed with a translucent material):


When I check for watertight meshes, I of course run into problems... due to the hollowed out design:


Any idea on what I should do to finish this project? Attached are the SketchUp files.

Thanks for reading / any advice.

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  • Attachment: box_bottom.skp
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