Jump to content
g_leopard

mest to printable solid?

Recommended Posts

Posted · mest to printable solid?

Hi Today I was given a stl of a car carcass but it was only a mesh , cura couldn't show most of the model in the layers view, how do you turn a mesh with no volume into a solid wall ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · mest to printable solid?

You'll have to modify it in your modelling program to have volume by closing all of the borders on your object so it's 'water tight'.

Your object probably has 0 thickness walls. You can either negatively extrude those walls to create thickness without loosing your shape. Or combine your whole model and close all the open surfaces to have a solid car model.

The process is fairly situational and depends entirely on how your original model was created. Meshmixer can fix 'some' issues, but more likely you'll need to bring it into a modelling program.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · mest to printable solid?

Yes that's exactly what happened the issue is that is a carcass only, and after turning it onto solid in rhino when I want to extrude surface it gets a tiny polygon face not all the surface ,its been a while in finally on printing bussines ! nice to see you Valcrow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura 4.0 | Stable available!
      Ultimaker Cura 4.0 is mainly focused on the improved user interface and cloud integration.
      As always, we want to collect your user feedback for this release. If there are any improvements you can think of, feel free to mention it here and help us to shape the next release.
      • 65 replies
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!