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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 ?

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    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.

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    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

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