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Old   October 28, 2013, 06:05
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i've got similar problems to giulio. My biggest problem is, that my stl file is not closed and i get pretty bad snapping at the edges.
I tried to repair/clean my stl with Meshlab but without big efforts.

Perhaps you could have a look at my stl. The geometry will be used as a pipe streaming through the big patches.


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Old   November 2, 2013, 14:39
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Greetings Phil,

I had a look into your file and here's what I got:
  1. surfaceCheck indicates that there are 8 unconnected regions:
    surfaceCheck kanal_original.stl
  2. The reason for this is shown in the attached image, namely that not all vertices are connected to other vertices.
Therefore, it's as good as there are surfaces floating surfaces, when it should be a solid.

As for fixing it... in Meshlab, you can use from the menu "Filters -> Remeshing, Simplification and reconstruction -> Delaunay Triangulation". I wont be a perfect triangulation, but at least it fixes the problem

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