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

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