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Re: Imagine 3D for 3D printing
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Yes, this function exists. And above in the pick mode - "Hide" Points. Again, there is the additional function "Reverse Hide", "Hide Unpicked", "UnHide All" and "Hide Subgroup"

The Hide function can be used in Pickpoint, Drag Box and Lasso.

In this mode, the selected points are only hidden virtually, so that you can better orient yourself in the object. As soon as you finish this mode, all points are again "unhide"

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Thanks, these functions indeed help. Pick and Hide Subgroup remain gray and do not light up. Are they intended for a grouped object only?

Also Edge Filter and Pick Sharp Edges stay unlit and have not been active to select.

I just wish there was a simple key modifier to un-select specific points just like adding to selection with Shift pressed.

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However, the selection of groups does not refer to grouped objects, but to surfaces previously defined with "Pick Faces" and "Make Supgroup".

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Resurrecting this conversation after a summer break - small objects that consist of one shell only 3D print without trouble.

But the problem is that to create object with just one shell means creating the whole object from one shape or primitive by manipulating points only.

If the object was made by grouping together "sub-objects", which is the normal way of creating complex objects, it would show more than one shell and not 3D printable as such.

So it works for rather simple objects currently.

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Re: Imagine 3D for 3D printing
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Another question, might anybody here be available for smallish 3D design jobs?

I make small parts mainly for photography gear, but don't have the time to focus on 3D design really well currently.

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What sort of stuff are we looking at? I might be able to help out. I don't have a 3D printer, or access to one, but I've been modeling since Silver came out in the 80's.

I'll be at the Lunnikivi Stone Gallery, Idänpääntie 6, HÄMEENLINNA for a few hours on Sunday 21st Oct, if you fancy meeting up and discussing things.

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Hello, it sounds good. I sent you a message.

I have several small projects going and I could discuss those in messages (not trying to kidnap this thread).

If it is okay to put a link to website, it would be rokkorlab dot net.

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If I understand the problem correctly: with a complex shape made from grouped objects, you could MERGE (or perhaps JOIN?) all the individual objects in the group, to make a single complex object.

For example, if you make a cube that is a group of 6 flat plane objects, you can use MERGE to make it a single cube object.

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That is correct understanding but unfortunately the outcome does not work. If you wanted to try it, you could download demo version of AccuTrans.

In AccuTrans the object needs to have 1 shell only to print correctly. Merged or joined Imagine objects have two or more shells - as a result they show incorrectly in printer software.

However, I am currently evaluating FreeCAD which some have said is awkward to use. I am not that far yet to say anything about that but at least it seems to be able to merge objects that have one shell only in AccuTrans. Thus objects exported from FreeCAD should print correctly.

I will test some more with Imagine objects to see if they merge in FreeCAD to produce printable items.

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In AccuTrans 3D it is possible to open multiple objects as layers and then merge those layers. Relevant for a 3D printable object are mesh count and watertight.

When I merge overlapping objects or layers in AccuTrans and then check for watertight, it continues to say mesh count is 2 and objects have holes in them.

So this modeling method does not support 3D printable objects as such - but there may still exist a way to do it.

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