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idiocracy
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How to speed up netfabb repair?

I'm repairing a larger print. It's running on a 5600X and it's using about 10% from 2 cores. How do i speed up this process, can't i make it utilize a lot more of the cpu power available?

Posted : 18/09/2021 11:47 pm
Neophyl
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You can't.  A netfabb repair sends your model off to a cloud based server (an autodesk server as Netfabb is their software).  They do the repair and send it back.  It has nothing to do with your computers processing power.  

A faster internet connection couldn't hurt but beyond that there nothing you can do.  Except to actually not use broken models that don't need repairing in the first place.

Posted : 19/09/2021 9:06 am
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Area51
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Alternative ways to repair broken STL model

There are alternatives to Netfabb for repairing broken STL models.

All3DP has compiled a list of some online and offline solutions here.

Netfabb is still one of the best at repairing broken STLs.

Have a look at my designs on Thingiverse or on PrusaPrinters ;)...
Posted : 19/09/2021 12:03 pm
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idiocracy
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Topic starter answered:
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Posted by: @neophyl

You can't.  A netfabb repair sends your model off to a cloud based server (an autodesk server as Netfabb is their software).  They do the repair and send it back.  It has nothing to do with your computers processing power.  

A faster internet connection couldn't hurt but beyond that there nothing you can do.  Except to actually not use broken models that don't need repairing in the first place.

Ok, that makes sense. But then why is it using as much cpu as it does, if it's only uploading and downloading?

Posted : 19/09/2021 4:05 pm
AnnieR
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Posted by: @area51

There are alternatives to Netfabb for repairing broken STL models.

All3DP has compiled a list of some online and offline solutions here.

Netfabb is still one of the best at repairing broken STLs.

Thanks, appreciate that!

Posted : 19/09/2021 4:17 pm
BogdanH
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Posted by: @idiocracy

 Ok, that makes sense. But then why is it using as much cpu as it does, if it's only uploading and downloading?

Neophyil gave correct (simplified) explanation.. for more than that, a lot of data transfer analysis would be necessary (and probably some insight into netfabb code).
Imagine this scenario: you send file to netfabb, but whole job isn't actually done there. Quite possible netfabb sends chunks of (your) data back to you and instructs your PC what to do with that chunk of data. When that is done, your PC sends the result back to netfabb... and process repeats until full job is done. Yes, CPU time is precious even for Autodesk.
There exist (scientific) projects where everyone can participate by making PC (CPU actually) available for solving heavy calculations. After starting such application, you're asked how many (of available) cores you're willing to share and after that you start receiving chunks of data which is needed to be processed on your PC. Once it's finished, result is automatically sent back to server and you receive new packet of data.
Back to netfabb... maybe it can utilize only two cores...? I don't know the answer. Maybe you can ask on some netfabb specific forum and get more info there.

Disclaimer: I never tried netfabb.

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Posted : 19/09/2021 5:38 pm
Swiss_Cheese
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You asked

How to speed up netfabb repair?

Use models with less errors.

 

good Luck

 

Swiss_Cheese

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Posted : 20/09/2021 2:33 am
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