[OpenSCAD] Why does openscad generate non-manifold STL files?

tjhowse tjhowse at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 04:09:36 CET 2011


I have had some success by opening the stl in meshlab, then exporting it
into binary format, and clicking "Yes" when it asks if you want to repair
the STL before exporting it.

On 16 December 2011 05:38, David Goodenough <
david.goodenough at linkchoose.co.uk> wrote:

> On Thursday 15 Dec 2011, Brad Pitcher wrote:
> > I don't know how to use meshlab to do it but Netfabb is very easy and
> it's
> > worked every time for me. Just upload the file at cloud.netfabb.com and
> > they'll send you an email with a link to the repaired file.
> I would prefer to do it locally.  Meshlab has a means of doing it, but it
> does not seem to be documented.  Originally it had an entry under the
> Filter -> Cleaning and Repair menu, but it has apparently now been split
> into two stages, I just do not know what the second stage is (the first
> is to select the non-manifold edge or vertex).
>
> David
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 11:12 AM, David Goodenough <
> >
> > david.goodenough at linkchoose.co.uk> wrote:
> > > On Thursday 15 Dec 2011, Marius Kintel wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > This is an internal optimization gone wrong, but in such a way I
> don't
> > >
> > > dare
> > >
> > > > to fix it before I have a stable release out the door.
> > > >
> > > > Meshlab or the NetFabb cloud service is reported to be able to clean
> > >
> > > these
> > >
> > > > up but I don't have personal experience with those.
> > > >
> > > >  -Marius
> > > >
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> > > Does anyone know how to use Meshlab to do this?
> > >
> > > Aparently there used to be a Filter, but it got broken into two (first
> > > you select then you fix), but although I can find the select bits I
> > > do not know which the fixes (one for edges, one for vertices) are.
> > >
> > > David
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