I’m trying to model a Corsair watercooling elbow pipe using Sketchup. Once done, a friend with a 3d printer will print it out for me. I measured the broken pipe and got to work. Model looked quite accurate so exported it as a .stl and send it to my friend. He said it only produced a mess in the printer. He then tried to help out in prusa slicer(or something similar) but eventually gave up.
I guess there are many problems and at least 2 of them are that I couldn’t manage to “fill” all empty space. So the pipe seems to have hollow walls, which ofcourse will never hold up. I can’t figure out how to fill them. The second is that I’ve problably done things in a wrong way so it looks good at a glance but it has been produced using the wrong method.
Before I wrote this post I read some posts and realized I’m not the only one running into problems like this. I spend so many hours just making the model so I really hope there is a chance it can be fixed.
So what do you guys think?
AutoSave_Corsair elbow pipe with o-rings.skp (437.1 KB)