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Posted (edited) · Calculate Surface Area

Ha, I'll do you one better. It is already part of the Mesh Tools plugin. The "Analyse meshes" function will give you the surface area and volume, as well as the number of vertices and faces. I thought it only included the latter.

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    Posted · Calculate Surface Area

    Thanks a bunch, I've downloaded the plugin, but I can't access it after restarting the software. How may I access this plugin after installation? 

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    Posted (edited) · Calculate Surface Area

      

    5 minutes ago, azn90-z said:

    I can't access it after restarting the software

    Please elaborate. What do you mean by "I can't access it"?

     

    Read the documentation here:

    https://github.com/fieldOfView/Cura-MeshTools/#meshtools

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    Posted · Calculate Surface Area

    Thank you. But this gives only the number of vertices and faces, am I missing something? 

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    Posted · Calculate Surface Area

    If you only get the number of vertices and faces, then the model is not "watertight" (manifold) according to the plugin. You can check for watertightness with the "Check models" function. For non-manifold models, the volume and surface-area are undefined. You may need to repair the model and reopen it.

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