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Questions & Troubleshooting / Re: Creating Slices in Meshmixer 3.2?
« Last post by MagWeb on September 20, 2017, 05:26:56 AM »
Sorry, MakeSlices is broken and disabled since 3.1.... (since beta 3.1.106).

The only alternative is PlaneCut with CutType Slice(KeepBoth) and enabling snapping in the widget.

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Questions & Troubleshooting / Creating Slices in Meshmixer 3.2?
« Last post by sd_dreamcrystal on September 19, 2017, 09:59:33 PM »
Hello all!
So I had an idea that I wanted to do in Meshmixer but I can't seem to find the right tool! I wanted to slice up an object but keep all the slices and use them as a kind of stack puzzle like the image below where each layer is a flat surface and you work your way up

This image is not mine but we do have that exact puzzle sitting in our house!

I saw at one point Meshmixer had away to "make slices" from the edit menu but I can't seem to find it in the current version...
Did they remove this option or is there another way of slicing up a model (without using plane cut!)?
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Questions & Troubleshooting / Re: Align the support's orientation
« Last post by MagWeb on September 19, 2017, 03:29:19 PM »
There was an implemented 3D printing preset "DMLS Tool Steel Preset" in the Overhangs Tool of MM's beta 3.1.88 (http://meshmixerforum.com/index.php?topic=2928.0) which did more perpendicular supports aligned in rows. Unfortunately this beta isn't available any more and this preset was dropped in later versions.

I understand your need to get supports robust against the traction of a DLP printer. Are you aware that you can add supports to the auto-generated supports manually as soon as you generated supports? - Even supports for supports.... This way you can make the structure much more stable.
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Sorry, forgot this....but you'll get nice images now ;)

Your STL comes with a slight error which makes it hard to get nice results. At its edges top/side and top/bottom are tiny faces with normals disturbing a smooth surface(image 1.1). For they are small you can get rid of them selecting all and running Edit/Reduce. A slight reduction is enough (image 1.2).
EDIT/GenerateFaceGroups will now create a single group on the side and the bottom. To join the groups at the top select the side plus the bottom group and in vert this selection. Run Modify/CreateFaceGroup to join this selection to a single group.
Select the side group (> 1.3) and run Edit/Extract with an Offset of 2mm (> 1.4). Separate this offset shell via Edit/Separate (> 2.1: red).
Select the top group  and run Edit/Extract with an Offset of 2mm too. Separate this offset shell via Edit/Separate (> 2.1: yellow).

Now SelectAll of the yellow top object and run Edit/Extrude at minus 3 mm (it's offset is 2mm > gives 1 mm intersection) in Direction "Normal (>2.2).
Run EDIT/GenerateFaceGroups to get a group at the extrusion's side. Select this group and using Edit/Transform scale it up along X and Y dragging the square handles (> 2.3)

Duplicate the yellow and blue objects. Run BooleanIntersection on one pair and with the blue being activated at first BooleanDifference on the second pair.

Now SelectAll of the red side shell and run EditExtrude at minus 4 (its offset is 2mm > gives 2mm intersection) in Direction "Normal" (> 2.4).
Run EDIT/GenerateFaceGroups to get a group at the extrusion's sides again. Select the lower side's group and transform or extrude (> 3.1).

Duplicate the rest of the blue and the red object. Run BooleanIntersection on one pair and with the blue being activated at first BooleanDifference on the second pair.
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Hi MagWeb, thanks for your help before. I am still keen to hear more about how you would do part 1.

Thanks again!
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Questions & Troubleshooting / Align the support's orientation
« Last post by 3Dplus on September 19, 2017, 04:15:23 AM »
Hello.
Im a new bie in Meshmixer. I have mny experiencies at FDM techonology. Now I have a DLP machine, and Meshmixer is the best choice for generating support structures (thank you Autodesk  <3)
I wonder, is there any way to set the align of support parelle together? I hope you undertand what I mean :/
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Questions & Troubleshooting / Re: Using an IMac
« Last post by MagWeb on September 18, 2017, 09:41:34 AM »
In menu:Help you'll find a pdf "KeyboardShortcuts" listing the keys you've to press while dragging the mouse (with pressed LMB or RMB - depends on the set Navigation Mode)

Other ressources:
http://www.mmmanual.com/camera-controls/
http://meshmixerforum.com/index.php?topic=2195.msg5318#msg5318

Setting up a printer is a bit complicated in MM 3.2. You'll need to manually copy and edit a template file ("custom_printers.xml") you'll find in Documents/Meshmixer/printers.... (setting a printer via MM's preferences does not work in this version)
Or you'll try the current beta 3.2.487 where you can set up a printer via MM's Preferences dialog as shown here:
http://www.mmmanual.com/printing/
You may get this beta here:http://download.autodesk.com/us/support/report_a_bug.html?SelProduct=Meshmixer
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Questions & Troubleshooting / Using an IMac
« Last post by Charles_P on September 18, 2017, 08:20:46 AM »
I am new to meshmixer, I am having a few problems.  1) I can not navigate around my model.  2) I can not set up my printer.  I have a Mono Price Maker Select.  I have attempted to use the custom settings, but mesh mixer does not save them, or I can not find them in the printer selection.  The main problem is my inability to navigate my model.
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General Discussion / Re: Help to stick and clean a multipart scanned object
« Last post by MagWeb on September 18, 2017, 08:07:18 AM »
Yep, got it.
Gonna look into it this evening...
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General Discussion / Re: Help to stick and clean a multipart scanned object
« Last post by locweb on September 18, 2017, 01:03:00 AM »
Hi, do you received the we transfer link with my files ?
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