Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Cutting a model with planes, part of Meshmixer: Additive Manufacturing Job Preparation.
- [Instructor] Let's say you want to print the model…a certain size, but your 3-D printer's build volume…isn't big enough.…Now sometimes you can rotate a model at diagonal angles…and squeeze it in, but that's usually not a good option…for various reasons.…The solution is usually to cut the model…into bite-size pieces.…Another good reason to cut up models is to minimize…the use of support structures, especially on parts…of the model that you want to look good.…If you can cut a model in such a way that it has a flat side…that you can orient flat on the print bed,…you'll have fewer supports to worry about,…and that's always an advantage.…
So let's take a look at the process for…cutting a model into pieces.…Okay, so we've got our exercise file open here,…and let's just take a look at the size really quick.…Let's go to Analysis and go up to Units and Dimensions,…or hit U on the keyboard, and you can see here…that the model is seven inches tall.…Now all 3-D printers have different print volumes,…of course, so let's just say we need to get this down…
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- Checking and changing a model's scale
- Fixing mesh issues
- Checking a model's balance and adding a base
- Splitting a model into smaller pieces
- Making tab and slot connections
- Increasing thickness for printability
- Making a model hollow
- Exporting a model ready for printing