I do all my models in Sketchup and always check them with Solid Inspector to see if there are surface errors/holes or duplicate faces, then I export the files to STL so I can upload them to Shapeways, where each model is verified by them (automatically on upload and manually in production) if it can be safely 3D printed. I think these errors occurs when the models are reimported in the 3D software. I did a test of importing in Sketchup one of my models earlier exported in STL format and here's the result:
That's great, can't wait to see the end result!I'm printing the rangefinder tonight on my Form2 SLA printer. I'll post pics tomorrow when it's done. This will be my first Fett related thing accomplished in YEARS, and will finally complete my GMH kit that I got way back in the first run of those!
I've been having quite a bit of trouble with the rangefinder casing.That's great, can't wait to see the end result!
I've been having quite a bit of trouble with the rangefinder casing.
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I downloaded the sketchup file from 3d warehouse and exported it to STL with the STL plugin. I've then tried to repair it with netfabb and makeprintable.com. No matter what I do, I end up getting defects in the part. I tried printing it as-is to see what happens, and what shows as green lines on the side in that screen grab came out as missing parts in the print... just open.
Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong?
Oh! I didn't realize you had to log in. I couldn't find a way to download files there, only to buy prints. I wasn't signed in though. Thanks!I strongly recommend to download from my Shapeways shop (you will need to create a free account for that), because all my models are 3D printable.
I didn't forget. All my generic models are downloadable, but some individual parts are not. As an example, the 1 piece ESB sidearm model is downloadable, but its individual parts (like the barrel or the grip) are not. Also keep in mind (and this is valid for everyone) that these models are for personal use. Please don't use them for any other purpose without permission.Hey Rafal, I think you forgot to make the blaster parts downloadable on shapeways.