My first 3D printer is on the way, so I’m revving up by designing some models that I want to print when it arrives. I have some prior experience in 3D modeling, but as the old saying goes, it’s just enough to be dangerous.
One of my models has some unrepairable errors when I run it through the Soiid Inspector extension. However, when I use File>3D Print, and select the “Repair” tool, it comes back saying it’s “Printable.”
From a practical standpoint, can I rely on .stl file that is generated there to use on my own 3D printer? I know I should learn to manually fix errors myself, but for the time being will going through the above process guarantee me a printable file, without having to fuss with it further, just as long as it is fixed through the 3D Print option in Sketchup?