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#1 Posted : Saturday, June 11, 2022 11:30:45 PM(UTC)

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I started by removing all the collapsed facets. Then I use the mesh to Analytic tool which in return gives me an error message of "Unable to convert mesh element into analytics".
What else do I need to do to convert my mesh model into a solid, so it can be printed on a 3-D printer? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, June 12, 2022 2:21:33 AM(UTC)

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I'd chuck it in meshlab or cloud compare sample it to generate a point cloud. Then remesh it.
Export the mesh to your slicing software.
The tool you are trying to use converts it to a solid acis model. I doubt it would work with something that complex
#3 Posted : Wednesday, June 15, 2022 9:13:11 PM(UTC)

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Hi Ugmentalcase,
Thank you for your help and recommendations! The "Point Cloud" is way too advanced for me. I did get to use it in Meshlab instead.
#4 Posted : Sunday, June 19, 2022 8:34:13 PM(UTC)

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Point cloud to analytics finds planar, cylindrical, conical, ellipsoid surface sections in meshes. It's suitable for mechanical and csg-type models, it's completely irrelevant and inappropriate to your statue mesh. You don't need to convert it to a CAD solid at all to 3D print, and if you're using Cura as a slicer, it accepts six or seven import formats for your model and it's tolerant of notional flaws that will stop SLA or other UV-cured resin printers. If you want to modify your model, for example put it onto a base, PunchCAD V12 does much better mesh booleans than earlier versions, make the base as a mesh and it should add to your model as you'd expect solids to add. Failing that, Meshmixer, a freeware app that Autodesk took in-house for a while and added good features to, like mesh trimming, closing, shelling and booleans like this, will do it.
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GARLIC on 6/20/2022(UTC)
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