STL Files and Units and Printing

What is the about? I work with 3D CAD creating 3D models. In the process I deal with exporting STL files and then uploading those files to Shapeways for printing or to submit to a slicer to create the G-Code for my Prusa i3 MK3 filament printer. That's nothing unusual. What this is about is...

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Hollowing a Mesh

Mesh When you create an object in a CAD program .. be it Blender, Sketchup or another it is a 3d mesh composed of triangles. A cube can be considered 'solid' in the virtual world of the CAD program. If you plan ahead you can often hollow such a 3d object or mesh .. a...

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DAE Export Error

Sketchup model. Length Units Decimal Inches Created a cube 25.4 x 25.4 x 25.4 : cube25p4onside.skp Exported as a .date : cube25p4onside.dae Imported the mesh into MeshLab MeshLab: Filters » Cleaning and Repairing » Remove Duplicated Vertex — Results were 16 duplicated vertices removed. Explanation : Each face of the cube has four vertexes. Where...

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