Got really stuck again.

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by gharryh, May 15, 2010.

  1. gharryh
    gharryh New Member
    Hi all,

    Now i got stuck again with creating a simple model.
    It hasn't funny things, just plain walls with holes in it.

    I create these using Microstation.
    Start with a solid flat shape, punching the holes.
    I then render that part to check if the holes are there.

    Then i extract that part as a solid to get the correct wall thickness.
    Thats all i do and even then there are many errors.
    See the attached picture that Shapeways return.

    Could anyone pleeease explain me in a simple language what i am doing wrong. Dont opt for buying a other drawing package be-course there is no budget for that.


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  2. rawkstar320
    rawkstar320 New Member
    what software are you using to create the model?
  3. gharryh
    gharryh New Member
    As i stated i am using Bently Microstation 2004 v8i
    Then export it to a .wrl and with AcuuTrans3D to a dea file
  4. Lyndzer
    Lyndzer New Member
    export in stl and fix in netfabb for free.
  5. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Are you unioning them in Microstation before export? It appears you have internal meshes because the individual pieces aren't joined. They just overlap.
  6. gharryh
    gharryh New Member
    OK i did some rethinking after your overlap remark.
    As i produce a 3d model it doent care about over lapping but 3D printing does.
    So i redrawn a part of the construction with no overlaps.
    And after that i created a union of the tree parts.
    On strange problem still occourse with microstation during unions.
    If executed in a certain view it may result in a error and not in a other view.

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    Last edited: May 17, 2010
  7. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    The view thing is odd. I think you have your item set to private, as your link tells me I'm not allowed to view it.
  8. gharryh
    gharryh New Member
    Its visible now
  9. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Looks like we're making progress, do you need any more assistance at the moment, or are you moving forward?
  10. gharryh
    gharryh New Member
    I will try to complete the model tonight. Hope that all wil got OK :rolleyes: . Will keep you informed.