Problem with Model

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by mphatak, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. mphatak
    mphatak New Member
    Seems to be a problem with this model....

    ....but have no clue where to start looking....

    any advice?

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  2. mphatak
    mphatak New Member
    First Check:
    Accutrans tells me the model is watertight...
  3. mphatak
    mphatak New Member
    Saved the file as .dae with the 'Quads' flag unchecked and now it has imported....

    No idea what any of this means, but I hope this helps someone else with a similar problem....
    JACANT Well-Known Member
    The problem is, you have lines on the faces between the three small openings on both sides, that are not required.
    They are creating faces on top of faces. Which confuses Shapeways software.
    They will show up in Netfabb as blue and red stripes.
    Delete all extra lines
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  5. mphatak
    mphatak New Member
    this is strange, I do not see any such lines

    what I did was to import it into Accutrans and that seemed to fix it....

    thx for looking into this anyway.

    I will bear your suggestion in mind for future variations...
    JACANT Well-Known Member
    I don't know what software you used to create the model. I imported the DAE into Sketchup. Here is a screenshot
    If you did use Sketchup. It would be wise to export as STL, instead of DAE.
  7. mphatak
    mphatak New Member
    that is odd. I am also using SketchUp. Here is a screenshot of what I see...
  8. InnerbreedFX
    InnerbreedFX Well-Known Member
    This is what i see...your model is open with no sides...

    give me a few mins ill fix this....
  9. InnerbreedFX
    InnerbreedFX Well-Known Member
    Ok i have closed the model but it seems rather small on my view port.
    how big is it supposed to be?

    the image is of your part next to a "1MM CUBE" !!! :(


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    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  10. JACANT
    JACANT Well-Known Member
    @innerbreed. Just scale by 25.4 It is 1.5mm thick

    I think the answer to the visibility of the extra lines in Sketchup is when the model is exploded.
    View - Edge style - Edges - Ticked. Shows the lines. Un-Ticked hides them
    That is when Profiles are ticked

    Here is that link to export as STL. You will have less problems than exporting as a DAE.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  11. InnerbreedFX
    InnerbreedFX Well-Known Member
    scaled by 25.4.


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