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The file sizes depend
Certain functions, as the fillet function, or the text function (based on a high vectorized sketch) will strongly increase the size of your exported file. By default, the export
If your file is too heavy to be imported on Sculpteo platform, you will have to use the mesh design workbench. Try to reduce the level of precision directly in Freecad, or if your model integrates many fillets, curves or sketches base on text (or vectorized graphic), try to export it in a more appropriate format as
If you can’t obtain a satisfying surface, use the Mesh smoothing function (the iron icon). Then select the zone to smooth.
As presented before, the orientation is especially important to determine the inside and the outside of the 3D file.
If your part is a volumic part in Freecad, you won’t get orientation issue. In fact, Freecad doesn’t allow
You can then reverse the orientation by clicking on the related arrows. In the case Freecad generates issues during the export (
The Mesh design workbench propose a very useful tool in the analysis of mesh issues
You can start separated analysis and use the automatic repairing mesh tool
This tool allows
For using that tool, Openscad is needed (free and open source software)
For files repetition (various copies of