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I am contacting you from a high school where we are trying to print interior perspectives on our 3D printer.   When we go to print there is an error message stating there are open loops.   How to we solidify interior perspectives for 3D printing?  It looks as if the printer software cannot read inserts such as sinks, stove tops, etc.  Is there away to make those blocks and part of the solid model?   

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Sherry is currently working through some of those same issues and I am sure she would share what she has learned in exchange for the help of a whole room full of technologically versed teenagers that are eager to learn.

 

In addition to what you can read in the above link, http://www.meshlab.net/  is a simple open source software that may help you out.

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The STL file export from Chief Architect is not a 3D printer ready file.

Too many holes in the meshes and is not watertight.

Been this way since X6 when the feature was introduced.

It would be nice to see some advancement for Chief Architect in this area.

 

This article is a bit dated, but useful in understanding the issue with 3D printing Chief STL files.

http://www.studica.com/blog/chief-architect-export-printable-stl-file

 

There is also a free to use mesh repair tool online through Microsoft found here.

https://tools3d.azurewebsites.net/

 

Good luck!

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