Join Ryan Kittleson for an in-depth discussion in this video Making tab and slot connections, part of Meshmixer: Additive Manufacturing Job Preparation.
- [Instructor] Cutting a model into smaller parts can make…it easier to print, but when it comes time to put it back…together again it can be helpful to have interlocking keys…to make sure that it's getting assembled in the right way.…In this video, I'll show you how to make these structures.…Okay, so we've got our dewhopper model here.…We've got it cut into two parts.…Let's go ahead and hide one of the two parts,…so I'm going to hide the one that's not currently selected.…So we just see this back half with the cut surface here.…Now let's go ahead and add a primitive object…that's going to act as a tab to fit into a slot.…
So go up to the Meshmix menu…and let's scroll down to find a cone.…Just click and drag that out into your scene.…Okay now that we have this created we can rotate it,…size it, move it, whatever we need to do.…So let's scale this down by clicking…and dragging on that white box in the middle.…Something about that size is good.…Let's move this up into position here.…And let's see, I'm going to rotate it,…
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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