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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Using SketchUp for editing meshes

In this recipe, we're going to repair the self-intersecting triangles in the extended capsule model. We'll do this by editing the mesh with SketchUp Make. SketchUp is the only program that we've reviewed in this book which will allow us the access we need to make this repair.

Getting ready

You'll need SketchUp Make and the extended capsule .stl file. Use the original file that hasn't had repairs from the previous recipes.

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Open SketchUp and import the extended capsule .stl file. Select the model. You should see a blue boundary box surrounding the model. This signifies that the model is a solid component.
  2. We need to edit the individual components of the model. To do this, go ...

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