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Converting meshes to solids

CaptainBisquickCaptainBisquick OS Professional Posts: 33 ✭✭
Is it possible to convert a polygon mesh into a solid?

I need to use a mesh modeling program to generate my complicated hole pattern. I have to get it into my model, and I see 2 methods:
  1. Export my model as a mesh and do the boolean subtraction there.
  2. Export my hole pattern as a solid and do the boolean subtraction in OnShape.
Both options could work since the ultimate destination for my model is a 3D printing slicer. But option 1 is bad because booleans are unreliable in my mesh modeler. So, is it possible to convert my hole pattern mesh to a solid that OnShape can do a boolean subtraction with? My hole shapes are triangles, so the resulting mesh would be pretty simple, just a big grid of triangular columns.

Best Answer


  • phylo_pylophylo_pylo Member Posts: 1
    Did you figure out a way to do it?
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