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Larry@Emerson
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How to print only the outside of a complex part.

I have .stl files provided to me by our engineering department.  They include every part of the device.  I only want to print what is visible from the outside and not all the internal parts.  Is that possible?

Posted : 19/11/2020 4:15 pm
Neophyl
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RE: How to print only the outside of a complex part.

That depends on how the files are. It may be possible in the slicer but more likely not. There are certain cad type operations that are possible, like Boolean joins or skinning but it’s not a simple yes/no. 

If the file isn’t proprietary you could zip it up and attach it, and we could take a look. 

Posted : 19/11/2020 5:07 pm
Joey
 Joey
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RE: How to print only the outside of a complex part.

In Solidworks one can export an ASSEMBLY as a single .stl file.

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