Hole Only Gets Filled on Upload

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by Williams_lab, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Williams_lab
    Williams_lab New Member
    I've uploaded my model with many different variations but I cannot for the life of me seem to keep this hole from being filled on the larger tube coming off my model. It's interesting, because I don't have this issue with the other two tubes at the backside of my model.

    If anyone would be able to fix this or explain what is going on it would be greatly appreciated.


    The Model:
  2. AmLachDesigns
    AmLachDesigns Well-Known Member
    If you look at your mesh, you will probably find that it is not 'watertight' (manifold) at the circle that is getting filled. What this means in practice is that you may have two circles super-imposed but not joined, or something like that.

    Shapeways upload software has found a hole in your mesh and has attempted to fix it.
  3. Williams_lab
    Williams_lab New Member
    That's exactly how I made the cylinder, two superimposed circles that I extruded. How would I go about joining them so that this doesn't happen?
  4. AmLachDesigns
    AmLachDesigns Well-Known Member
    What software are you using?
  5. Williams_lab
    Williams_lab New Member
    Sketchup 2014 (Non Pro)
  6. AmLachDesigns
    AmLachDesigns Well-Known Member
    Sorry, don't know that.

    Try searching the forums - this kind of thing comes up all the time.

    Users like Denali and Jacant give a lot of help on these topics with SketchUp, I think.
    JACANT Well-Known Member
    It may be easier to fix it in Netfabb.
    If you can't do it then send me the file by PM or my email below.