Im building a box that will have three parts, does it have to be watertight?

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by dloney, May 20, 2013.

  1. dloney
    dloney New Member
    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:

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    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. :

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

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

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    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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  2. JACANT
    JACANT Well-Known Member
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    Apart from that everything is OK.
    Get a copy of http://www.netfabb.com/basic.php
    It will check, repair, measure and scale. It will also show the volume.
    On this model. Top - 141.31 cm3.
    Middle - 319.33 cm3. One wall is showing up as 6mm thick.
    Bottom - 181.09 cm 3
    Box complete - 645.73 cm3
     
  3. JACANT
    JACANT Well-Known Member
    Gratis
     

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  4. dloney
    dloney New Member
    Thank you so much for your time! A real learning experience! :D