Learn how to prepare a part for a better chance of a good 3D print.
- [Instructor] When taking solid geometry…that you've already created,…and prepping it to export as a mesh file or an .STL file,…there's a couple things that you'll want to do.…I've already created here a small custom mold…that I'm using for a project,…and I've pushed out one of the bodies into its own part.…The first thing you'll want to do…if you're preparing for 3D printing…or anything else like that,…is to start reducing sharp corners.…So if you can go in and put small fillets in.…This is really going to help…reduce the number errors that you're going to get.…
Get a full preview so we can see what we're doing.…Turn this up a little bit.…And you can see I'm just selecting whole faces right now,…trying to just quickly grab…any geometry that might be an issue.…Sometimes you can't just grab every face,…sometimes you got to focus on specific edges.…I'm also going to turn this up a little bit.…Now the reason we smooth this out,…is that if you zoom into this corner,…it kind of tells the whole picture.…
When you're printing this in any direction,…
- Importing geometry
- Using the surface and face tools
- Working with Boolean geometry
- Converting scans to 3D with Mesh Edit, the Mesh Prep Wizard, and the Surface Wizard
- Working with mesh BREP bodies
- Exporting a mesh
- Preparing a mesh for 3D printing
Skill Level Beginner
1. Classic Mesh Tools
What are mesh files?1m 47s
2. Surface/Face Tools for Mesh
3. Boolean Geometry
4. Scan to 3D
5. Mesh BREP Bodies
6. Exporting Mesh
Next steps1m 9s
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