Wall thickness

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by Camazine, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Camazine
    Camazine New Member
    I have had a few of my designs fail in the printing process because there were areas where the walls were too thin. I have seen a few posts showing images of wall thickness measurements.

    What software programs allow you to measure wall thickness? (I have downloaded the free versions of MeshLab and Netfabb, but have not been able to figure out how to measure wall thickness with them).

    An example file and image are attached. It looks as if this object is very thin.

    Thanks

     

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  2. Eeppium
    Eeppium New Member
    Hi you can dowload the free version of netfabb to check your models
    Netfabb download

    Your model has several intersecting surfaces that are joined together where the lines indicate.
     

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  3. Camazine
    Camazine New Member
    Thanks so much. I had already downloaded Netfabb to my macintosh computer, but the program seemed to crash every time I tried to do a measurement. I will have to try downloading it again. I assume you are working on a Windows computer?
     
  4. MitchellJetten
    MitchellJetten Shapeways Employee CS Team
  5. Camazine
    Camazine New Member
    Thanks so much Mitchell for pointing out that EasyFit program. I have access to a Windows machine so I will give it a try.

    Best,

    scott
     
  6. MitchellJetten
    MitchellJetten Shapeways Employee CS Team
    Good luck!

    let us know if you can't get it to work!