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If you encountered an error after uploading your file, it may be due to a common issue that was automatically identified upon upload. This tutorial explains how to fix common upload issues so you can upload again successfully.
Shapeways runs an extensive number of automated and manual printability checks to help ensure your unique design can successfully be 3D printed and manufactured. Understanding these checks may help explain any upload errors you received.
With this step-by-step checklist, we've tried to make it easier for you to ensure your design is ready for printing. It covers the automated checks and the checks you can perform prior to uploading your model.
If you're new to 3D printing, this mini-tutorial covers some of the most common things to keep in mind when designing your model. These basic principles will prepare you for designing for 3D printing, using your existing 3D modeling skills.
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