Producing a Solid Model


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 :

Another File also has this problem


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.


Thanks have been looking for problems all day :grinning:


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

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)