HELP - Sketch up - Manifold edge issue.

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by lorddragonmaster, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. lorddragonmaster
    lorddragonmaster New Member
    Hello,

    I am making a sword model.

    It consist of 2 blades that go around each other, and meet in the middle.

    However I have a manifold edge because the edge of 1 blade meets the plane of another.

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    This is exactly how it is supposed to look. How do I fix this edge?

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    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
  2. stannum
    stannum Well-Known Member
    Move one side so both are not exactly in the same place. When two or more thing meet and they seem to share an edge, the best is to grow or push them so they just overlap by a tiny margin. The printed result will be similar to what you want, but the computer processing the model will have a enough info to solve the zone.
     
  3. Twopounder
    Twopounder New Member
    Where the blades cross, they are creating two inside edges. It looks like you're using SketchUp. First, select the entire sword and right click > Intersect Faces > with selection. This will make certain that all the faces in the model are joined.

    Now select the face of a blade and right click > hide. You should now see the center where the two blades meet. Delete this until you see the other side of the second blade. Repeat this over the entire model until it is literally hollowed out.

    This might help you a bit: Linky