Solid Inspector is awesome, but can I ignore "Surface Borders"?


#1

I believe my model is now solid having deleted all interior faces and I don’t think there are any stray lines or edges. Running Solid Inspector2 confirms by only giving me a “Surface Border 1” message. There is nothing in bold red on my model indicating where, if any problem, is.

So do I ignore this message if I want to try 3d printing? I have some more inspecting to do in case I didn’t xray every single little crevice, but in general, is this something that for sure will prevent printing or is it a false alarm sometimes?


#2

Click the surface border message and hit Tab.
This will show you where the hole is so you can fix it.


#3

No, since the message probably point to a hole in your solid. You can click on the message and use tab key to zoom to that error…

Edit: @Box beat me some seconds :wink:


#4

Ah, thank you. Didn’t know I can do that to zoom in on the error.

This is an awesome plugin.

thank you


#5

Yep, I found out there were a few more interior faces I didn’t delete.

thanks guys, that tab key for zooming is a God send.


#6

You need to be aware that Solid Inspector is a great tool but not infallible.
Use it as a guide, not a solution.
Here is a simple example of how it sees a a solid that SU doesn’t.