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How to get detailed information from an STL file for the manufacturer?

I am trying to get a file produced by a manufacturer and they want the detailed dimensions of the model, it is a complex ID card badge holder and I am wondering if there is an easier way to get a ...
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How to I give my mesh object (STL/OBJ) a flat surface?

When scanning objects like sculptures using Kiri Engine (photogrammetry) often the bottom is open. What I currently do after exporting to OBJ, is opening it in my RevoScan app and use the "fill ...
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How to change the orientation of an object inside the STL or OBJ file?

I have little experience with CAD software, only use Thinkercad and only recently started using the Revoscan app. I know how to rotate files when slicing (in Cura) but that only has an effect on the ...
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With remesh tool in Meshmixer; What happens to the details of the model?

I have an organic but more complex STL model. It is so detailed and every detail is important to us. We have a remesh tool in Meshmixer. It says: With Meshmixer, you can create an even tessellation ...
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STL exported through Blender not watertight

I created a box in Blender and exported that into an STL file and it seems to be failing to render the correct walls. The box looks like this: But when I open it in Cura, it looks like this: Is ...
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Define PrusaSlicer infill modifiers in STL/3MF?

I use a procedural 3D animation package (SideFX Houdini) for my 3D object design. After exporting my design to STL then importing to PrusaSlicer, I manually place modifier objects to adjust the ...
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Is there a conventional scale for 3D printing models?

Is there a convention for the scale of the 3D printing STL files that are shared online and/or expected by 3-D printers? I found a model on Thingiverse that is useful for my project, a connector that ...
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Tool for modifing STLs?

I'm looking for a tool to modify STL files to make changes, before printing it. I know that it exists, but I don't know the name of the software. For example, I have a STL file for a ball and I want ...
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How can I upload STL files to OctoPrint?

I started playing with OctoPrint and I already have it configured for external access and management, using OctoEverywhere. I would like it to be an easy to use printer, because it is shared between ...
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Software workflow for merging a flat image and a STL?

I have a request to create a jigsaw puzzle based on a road layout, for a customised christmas gift. Imagine a Secret Santa present. The city in question is Dunedin, New Zealand, which is on the ...
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Any way to print all the layers of a 3D (STL)?

I'm looking for a way to slice up a 3D model and then get the profiles of each individual layer. I need to 2D print the different layers (with the layer height that I define) for a Styrofoam craft. ...
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Obtaining a smooth solid .stl from voxel data

I have a (preferably in matlab) 3D array of Booleans describing a voxel structure. I want to turn this into an .stl file but I don't want the final result to have the jagged cubes. I have tried ...
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Converting .print file to STL

Hi I am trying to obtain the STL for the automatically generated support structure for a part that has been 3D printed, is there any way of doing this from the GrabCAD .print file? Or any work-arounds?...
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Meshmixer or Blender thickness feature

I ran the thickness gave these errors. Now what should I do to fix the errors with Blender or Meshmixer? Blender thickness analysis: ! With meahmixer: enter image description here
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3D printing using only binary tensors representing parts

I need to 3D print several composites. The constituent materials are photopolymer resins. The composites are very similar to a Rubik's cube. Considering it that way, each voxel (every small piece of ...
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3mf circles are printing as polygons

When I'm using a .3mf file from Fusion 360 the circles are coming out as polygonal shapes that are very easy to see. When using a .stl file from Fusion 360 the circles are near perfect the polygons ...
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STL files and physical dimensions of a 3D printed object

I understand that an STL file contains all the coordinates of all the vertices of all triangles that a surface may be subdivided into. But it does not contain the physical dimensions of the model. ...
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How to 3D view an OBJ or STL object given its URL?

I have OBJ and STL files generated by reality capture software and stored on a website. I'd like to send our users web links that will take them to a 3D object web viewer loaded with the corresponding ...
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How to stop Fusion 360 from creating a new version on STL export

Everytime I export to STL in Fusion 360, a new Version (V1, V2, V3, V4, ...) of the file is created. But I would really like to use that feature to mark bigger changes instead of creating a new ...
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Do all slicers handle multi object .STL files correctly for multi color printing?

I only have experience with PrusaSlicer, where if I have one .STL file containing multiple volumes, I can click a Split to parts button to then be able to change ...
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Converting .par files to STL

I am using SolidEdge to create 3D models in .par files and right now I have over 30 files and I need to create STL files to print them in 3D printer using GrabCad Is there a way to convert all those ...
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Building a program to convert LiDAR data directly to an STL or directly to G-code

Some people have figured out how to take raw LiDAR data and after going through multiple steps (using LAS tools, converting to digital elevation model (DEM), converting to an STL) getting an STL file ...
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Why is this central area of the STL being filled in?

We've been doing some work automatically generating STL files using Python. We've made a ring of cubes like so: Importing it into Cura still makes it look valid, with a hole in the center: However, ...
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Still getting "no layers detected" after repairing model in PrusaSlicer console

I tried to slice an stl file using the PrusaSlicer console and I got the ...
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Cura messes up my print. How can I make it print what I see in Blender?

I'm using Cura and it removes my holes and deletes sections of the print and disconnects parts. In Blender it looks as it should be, as I designed it. I know there are a few mishaps inside (not ...
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File too big to open in Tinkercad. How can I shrink it?

I need to shrink an STL file below the 25 MB threshold, so I can open it in TinkerCad. I don't care about quality, I just need it shrunk. How can I do this?
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Looking for this stl design for a cellphone clamp

I've searched, and surprisingly I am not able to find this design on Thingiverse: Where can I find this 3d model?
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How to edit STL model files

The slicer included with my printers (ChituBox) has no STL editing capabilities. How to edit STL models?
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Scaling mechanism in Creality Slicer 1.2.3 for super small/large STL

I am having a tough time to understand scaling out and in STD files loaded into the Creality Slicer 1.2.3. For instance an STL like this: ...
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Sketchup Free STL import in FreeCAD not working with Fasteners Workbench

Hoping to get some help with something I'm trying to accomplish. Unfortunately, due to my being a noob with 3D modeling in general, I'm coming here for hopefully more direct help. ...
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Face where there should be no face

When importing this .stl file in Creality Slicer another face appears in the middle when viewed in layered view. This face is not visible in my 3d modeling software Blender. I tried cleaning up the ...
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How can I include seperate Slicing Parameters in my 3mf file

I am trying to write a program that edits a 3mf file by defines different slicing parameters for different stls that I have previously merged into my 3mf file, but I am a little bit confused about the ...
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Sketchup designed "Block with hole" printed solid in Cura

When I export my SketchUp STL model to Cura it looks good in solid mode but in the layers mode some holes are filled up. To find the reason why, I broke down the original model by deleting the parts ...
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How to convert png to stl?

Is it possible to convert an image image to STL file format? E.g. I don't need the coloring, I need the lines.
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creating support for a surface

I created an stl file of bathymetry using Matlab and the results can be seen in the two pictures below in Blender. The problem I have is that it is very thin with overhangs. I would like to add some ...
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Cura 4.4 missing object parts

I have this image in STL But it seems cura skipped the lower panel entirely when slicing the STL. The base is thick, as you can see here, but it is still missing in Preview, and Cura seems to ...
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Efficient way to create a "mold" of a solid object in Meshmixer?

Currently I have a model of a fingertip finished in my project, however, I would like to create some sort of "cap" that if printed would fit on top of that finger. Is there a good way to achieve this ...
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How can I convert STL files into PDF drawings?

Does anyone know of an easy and free way to convert my STL models to a PDF drawing for CAD and metal CNC machining? I've created some great designs that are all STL files and want to somehow send ...
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Delete only invisible parts of faces

I have an STL made out of triangular faces that intersect themselves to create very complicated patterns. It also has a very messy internal structure. I'd like to remove the parts of the faces that ...
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How to make symmetric Low-Poly objects in meshmixer?

I've made low-poly objects using Reduce function in Meshmixer. My objects are symmetric and I want to keep the symmetry in the low-poly because it's more beautiful, But the software doesn't necessary ...
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Combining multiple STL files

I have a collection of STL files, each containing a separate moving part of an object I want to print. (Imagine a set of gears, or similar, that prints as a single object with multiple moving parts.) ...
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Export STL as ASCII or binary?

When go to export a model using Fusion 360 or Meshmixer, I see that there are two options. Could the final model be affected by the format chosen at the time of saving?
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Where to get smartphone shapes from, to create a case all by myself?

I'm looking for some kind of collection of shapes of smartphones, so I can design a case that will fit certain models perfectly. STL, or any other kind of 3d file. Lots of companies produce cases for ...
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OpenSCAD weirdness with imported STL

I've tried to remix this model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:90933 (Bauhaus chess set) by scaling it down and inserting little magnet holes into the pieces' underside. My SCAD file looks as ...
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Getting started with converted STL to DXF [closed]

I converted the STL file through an online converter https://www.cadforum.cz/catalog_en/stl2dwg.asp (I work in the program autocad 2017) Now I open the resulting DXF and I don’t know how to work with ...
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How to estimate the printing time of a 3D printer from an STL file?

My local library has a 3D printer (Lulzbot Mini) for patrons to use. The prints are limited to 4 hours and if I go after work I really only have two hours before the Library closes. The software at ...
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Convert a 3D NumPy array of voxels to an STL file

Given a 3D boolean array representing voxels, how can it be converted to a 3D-printer-ready file? The end-goal I would like to achieve is to print the 3D shape that the numpy array represents (...
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What is the correct way to export SVG in order to convert to STL?

I made a simple logo using Inkscape, after saving as an svg file, but when I export that file into Fusion 360 something strange happened. Multiple times I convert some images (png, svg) to svg file. ...
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precise transformation using meshmixer

I am trying to do some edits on an STL file. I am trying to use meshmixer for this. I am essentially trying to move a hole in the following picture and widen the hole on the bottom of the part. I ...
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how to split a 40" model into 5 parts to print seperate

I currently have a model in fusion 360 of cylinders with the largest being 40" diameter in a specific pattern as seen below. My printer is a Ender-3x with the build plate dimensions of 8.7" x 8.7" x 9....
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