petersmall
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Blender stl file inversed in Simplify3D

Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:57 am

I've created a nine compartment tray with Blender 2.8. When I export the STL and open it with Simplify3D is shows the inverse (the sides are empty spaces and the insides of the compartments are shown as being filled). Where am I going wrong? Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.

S3D-Alex
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Re: Blender stl file inversed in Simplify3D

Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:28 am

Could you please post a Factory File or even just the STL you reference so we can take a closer look?

reddadsteve
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Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:49 am

Re: Blender stl file inversed in Simplify3D

Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:40 pm

Blender has an add-on called PRINT3D that helps analyze meshes for being manifold. Have you looked at that?

One possible issue you may have is with the normals facing the wrong way. Select everything in edit mode and do crtl-n to reverse the normals.

Teamwork,
Steve

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