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In this part, we are going to convert the previously created model to an STL file, check the mesh and upload it to Sculpteo.com.
Please note that
First, we convert solids to meshes thanks to the Convert tool in the Facets tab, Create section.
Then, we use the Check Mesh tool in the CleanUp section to make sure that there are no problems in our model. The tool indicates that there are no geometry issues found.
It is possible to control the mesh precision and meshing options thanks to the tools in the Adjust Section.
Here, the arch is not detailed enough.
So we use the Smooth tool to make it more detailed.
To make sure that all the parts are thick enough, we use the Thickness Analysis tool with a 1.2mm threshold. It indicates in red the critical parts.
The minimal thickness for flexible plastic is 0.8 mm. But the Measure tool in the Measure tab indicates that our design is 1 mm thick so we
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We can now export our design as an STL file to print it! Just hit the Export button in the Create section and name your design.
When uploading your designs to Sculpteo.com, please take care to select the appropriate multi-part option: here, because of the sphere, we need to choose
Our design is shown and if we use the online reviewing tools, we can confirm that the solidity of
Now you know how to model on SpaceClaim for 3D Printing!
Here is a summary of the best practices when modeling on SpaceClaim for 3D Printing
Don’t forget to if you want to save money, you can also shell the
If you want to learn more about an object that has not been properly modeled please check out the next part of our tutorial.