The meshes don't need to be manifold, watertight or non-self-intersecting for their purpose. And i think correctness might depend on the point of view. The FreeCAD Mesh module reports a lot of "folds on surface" for this model. Would anybody might explain to me what this means? Because a loft oft meshes that i use, and a reported to be fine by other tools, have these problems and i would like to know the implications.wmayer wrote:3D-graphic software which has the focus more on nice-looking than on correctness.
I don't know which version you have but it was a rather simple process to convert the 5 separate pieces into solids and fuse them. Here is a link to the file with all the history intact. The Part Fusion is the end result. Sense we are coming back from a mesh, it's not going to refine any more than what it is. Here is the link to download. - https://www.dropbox.com/s/yegtzgmduevq7 ... idus.fcstd (4.87 MB)arhabib wrote:Hey Guys;
I tried this part-by-part conversion to a solid, but was unsuccessful.
Can someone convert this mesh to a 3D solid and send it to me, please?
This will be really appreciated.
Sure thing, and I would recommend that you upgrade your FreeCAD to version 0.14 ASAP. The "official" 0.14 will be coming along any day now and if your doing any important work between now and then, it sure won't hurt to use one of the more recent 0.14 builds for windows. If you get one that is a zip file all you need do is download, extrace and run FreeCAD.exe from the /bin folder. No installing needed and you can still keep the old 0.13 version. If you need textString support, this version is the one you want - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6091 If not, either of the first two or so from here will do, depending if you are running 32 or 64 bit OS - http://sourceforge.net/projects/free-ca ... 0unstable/arhabib wrote:Hey Mark;
Thank you so much for doing this.
I was really stuck!
I am using FreeCAD 0.13 on Windows, I don't know if this can be an issue though.
It was funny reading Mark's comment urging to upgrade. While I don't really miss the good old 0.13 from the times where we still had an emperor and everything was made from wood I do miss Mark's comments. He helped me a lot with my first FreeCAD steps.quick61 wrote:Sure thing, and I would recommend that you upgrade your FreeCAD to version 0.14 ASAP.
Thanks for the post. I just ran into this issue and tried your solution. I was a litle hesitant since I had to verify through my gmail but just created a new email and it worked fine. Good thing too since you just posted the other day and this thread is old. Thanks!Scratchbuild wrote:Hi there,
I know this is an old post but just to help people that still has this problem.
What I do is first repairing the STL with netfabb online service. They make sure the stl is a shell in there insperction and repairing. You can then import the stl into freecad and follow the procedure above. It works most of the time but there is times that even netfabb fails.
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NormandC wrote: ↑Mon May 19, 2014 3:31 amHello,
I have the same problem. Is there anybody to help please?
To convert a mesh object to a solid, here are the steps:
The last step is not necessary, but it will clean the solid of most of its residual edges on planar and cylindrical surfaces.
- Switch to the Part workbench
- Select the mesh, and go to the Part menu --> Create shape from mesh
- Click OK to the dialog
- Select the newly created shape
- Go to Part --> Convert to solid
- Select the newly created solid
- Go to Part --> Refine shape