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    Question How do I make my model solid?

    Hey,
    I want to make a rather complex 3D model (STL file exported from an assembly in CAD software) solid. There are a lot of parts inside the object. I found a video that shows EXACTLY what I need. I was wondering if there's a free method of doing this. The video: https://youtu.be/002RUZ6B7BQ?t=1m8s

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    Hi Stijn,

    You could fix overlapping issues quickly using https://makeprintable.com/, it's free and automatic.

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    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    tried meshmixer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stijn View Post
    There are a lot of parts inside the object.
    This would indicate that an assembly, or part thereof, was exported as an stl and not a part. Either:

    1) Re-export only the part you want

    or

    2) Use a boolean function to unite the parts you want into one single part and then re-export.


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    SelfCAD also does this for free though Magic Fix function

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    Depending on what CAD software you modeled it in, there might be a way to patch holes and fill in the voids with that software. What did you model it with?

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    Hopefully he figured it out by now. Gotta check the born on date. jg613 has just been spewing on and on about SelfCAD the last day or so, finding any relevant post that he can name drop it in.

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    yeah it' getting kind of annoying.
    Started to delete one trick spammers - just thought I'd mention it ;-)

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