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Questions & Troubleshooting / Re: Strange error message with unsuccessful cut
« Last post by MagWeb on June 22, 2017, 04:37:35 AM »
Don't worry about this message. It's just a tool tip message which should pop up if you enter SELECT/Edit/PlaneCUT. It stays for some seconds.

Seems to me your problem is based on a different thing:

The cutting plane needs selected faces all around to cut into two pieces. If the cutting plane somewhere hits a not selected face this isn't cut. So there will still be some connection between the parts. This does not allow MM to fill the cut and also SeparateShells will fail. So make sure that the plane hits selected faces all around to build a full loop.

Please switch on menu:View/ShowBoundaries. This renders open boundaries in blue. If I'm right it should show a blue line if a cut failed. It will not be a full loop but will be interrupted where you missed to select some surface.
(if this happened: Don't try another cut on the same position but Undo this Step (menu:Actions/Undo) and modify the selection to cut it finally).
Questions & Troubleshooting / Strange error message with unsuccessful cut
« Last post by jerry7171 on June 21, 2017, 05:03:28 PM »
I watched "How to Print Bigger Things - 3D Printing 101" by Maker's Muse and discovered that I could isolate a section of a model to cut it. This was a great tip as I'd never heard of this with MeshMixer. The problem is, it only works sometimes.

I choose a part of the model like he showed, go to 'plane cut' in the 'edit' menu and turn the cut plane to where I want it. Then I hit enter. Sometimes it works. I immediately hit 'separate shells' and I see two new model pieces. But more often, after hitting enter to cut the model a dialog box pops up at the bottom of the screen saying:
"Create a cut in the selection by adjusting and accepting the transformation." followed by another box containing a "?"

In those instances, the cut isn't successful. If I go to cut the model again, the cutting action gets wonky. I followed every step in the video but the results aren't consistent. What step am I missing or has something changed since last year?

I'm using MeshMixer for Mac, version 3.2.27 on a 2009 Mac Pro, 3.33-GHz Intel 6-core, 32 GB RAM, AMD GPU with 2048 GB of RAM running macOS 10.11.6.
Ah, yeah, going back to the Asus-certified Intel drivers fixed the shifted UI thing for both Meshmixer and Sculptris. So, the only problem that seems to be an issue was that MM3.1 and MM3.2 were not installing the VC++ 2012 redistributable, which was fixed by using the MM3.0 installer and then upgrading to 3.2.
Bug Reports / MM3.1 and MM3.2 Crashed on launch, fixed using MM3.0 installer
« Last post by techknight on June 19, 2017, 02:58:15 PM »
We're teaching 3D stuff to kids, and my boss bought a couple of Asus X541NA-RS01-CB that were on sale so to accommodate some extra seats.

Meshmixer 3.1 and 3.2 both crashed on launch, after the clicking through Accept/Decline license screen. The laptops normally ship (and crash) with Asus-certified Intel drivers v16.4534.02. (Also they're Windows 10 Home 64-bit, just for reference)

Later I tried the troubleshooting steps indicated in the FAQ, and manually installed generic Intel graphics drivers 16.4678 on to them to no avail.

I was about to report that I had to downgrade them to MM3.0 for now, but when I was installing it I noticed something.. The 3.0 installer indicated that it was installing the VC++ 2012 redistridutable. After launching 3.0 and verifying that it worked, I immediately installed 3.2 and it no longer crashed on start.

There is some weirdness where the File etc menu bar is not visible, but Sculptris is also having a slightly-downshifted UI issue on these laptops so I will go back to the Asus-certified drivers and maybe check if there's  a DPI issue or something going on in the Windows 10 Creators Update.
Questions & Troubleshooting / Re: Silent install of Meshmixer 3.2
« Last post by RS on June 19, 2017, 02:45:19 PM »
It is illegal to distribute Meshmixer installers via 3rd party services. We kindly ask you to remove Meshmixer installers from Chocolatey. You can link to instead.
Questions & Troubleshooting / Re: Silent install of Meshmixer 3.2
« Last post by Vaquero on June 17, 2017, 08:22:56 AM »
I've also got an issue with the silent switch as it nevertheless produces popups/windows asking for language and so on, so it's not an unattended install. I need this to install meshmixer via the chocolatey software manager ( Looking forward to the fix, thanks!
Ryan disabled MakeSlices since beta3.1.106
So it were not in 3.1 as well. Nobody missed it until now...

As an alternative you may use several PlanCut steps (CutType: Slice(KeepBoth)) and enabled Snapping (S circle in the widget has to be toggled to be green, refine snapping steps using up and down arrows while click and hold a transform arrow).

I'm doing a lot of slicing for CNC milling. My way:
I create a cuboid of a certain thickness and GenerateFaceGroups for its sides. Now I CreatePivots (linked to the object and SnapToGroupCenter) for the up- and bottom- side. I transform the cuboid to its best start position and use its Pivot(s) to do a first (maybe second) cut snapping the PlaneCut(CutType: Slice(KeepBoth)) widget to the pivots.
Now I Align (Source:Pivot, Destination:Pivot) the bottom pivot to the upside pivot (or vice versa), Accept this alignment and perform the next PlaneCut....
This allows much more flexibility in where the cuts are performed.
I got a new company computer and dutifully uploaded the latest version of MM. There's no Make Slices function in the Edit menu. Where did it go? I need it!

Thanks in advance,

Questions & Troubleshooting / Re: Silent install of Meshmixer 3.2
« Last post by RS on June 15, 2017, 05:14:22 PM »
This is already fixed and will be available in the next release.
Questions & Troubleshooting / Silent install of Meshmixer 3.2
« Last post by ginge0 on June 14, 2017, 10:03:47 PM »

I'm trying to setup a distribution of Meshmixer 3.2, although I've got the /S working, this does not select the language.  Is there a switch or configuration that can default to English so this can be silently installed?

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