Producing a Solid Model


#1

After fixing all the surface boarders with the help of Solid Inspector 2 then using it to fix the internal faces, solid Inspector shows no problems, but the object is still not a solid according to sketchup.

Any way I can check if the 3D printer will still be able to print it? I have never done 3D printing before so I don’t know how to check if my group is a solid besides just using Entity info.

Here is the file : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1J_V_qocW8MemotNnJna19LWTA/view?usp=sharing

Another File also has this problem https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1J_V_qocW8MazAxM2pmS1BXRVU/view?usp=sharing


#2

You can attach your models directly to the post using the upload button in the message box, or simply drag and drop.
There is a very small section on the point of the right elbow that is causing the issue. removing one segment and shifting a vertex fixes it.
As to whether it will print, that depends on the type of printer and how it can handle the tiny details.


#3

Thanks have been looking for problems all day :grinning:


#4

Understanding the concept of what makes an object a Solid will make you a better modeler.
Knowing what to look for makes it easier to fix small problems as you go.

Understanding Solid Objects in SketchUp — Aidan Chopra


http://www.aidanchopra.com/web-content/chapter-6/understanding-solids


A Solid in SketchUp is a single Group or Component whose geometry meets certain conditions.
When those conditions are met, Entity Info indicates the model is a Solid Group or Solid Component.
Also notice Entity Info indicates the Volume of a selected Solid.

• The geometry must form a single airtight vessel*.
Like a perfect soap bubble … •No gaps •No holes •No leaks

• No extraneous Faces inside or outside the vessel.**
All Faces must serve to enclose the singular volume of the vessel.

• No stray Edges.
All Edges must serve to support a Face that in turn serves to enclose the airtight vessel.
Thus, each Edge supports two Faces … no more, no less.

• No nested Groups or Components.

*A Solid Group or Solid Component may contain one or more separate airtight vessels.
**Best that all Faces are oriented Front Side (white) facing out.


Creating A solid (I need Help)