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fernandotg81
(@fernandotg81)
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Separate stl with connectors

Hello,

Do you know if there is any way to separate an stl file into several stl files while maintaining the connectors?

When I export the cut file to stl it does not keep the connector gaps.

Posted : 04/02/2024 1:50 pm
miroslav.h4
(@miroslav-h4)
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RE: Separate stl with connectors

Wouldn't there be an example on the given topic?

Posted : 04/02/2024 3:22 pm
fernandotg81
(@fernandotg81)
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Separate stl with connectors

When I have the object cut and with the connectors, I right click on one of the pieces and do Export to STL

I get the following error

Posted : 04/02/2024 3:42 pm
Neophyl
(@neophyl)
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RE: Separate stl with connectors

Boolean operations on arbitrary meshes are difficult to do without errors.  That's one reason it works so rarely from PS.  While the cut tool with connectors is great from a slicing perspective, as slicing with a negative volume is easy as it doesn't change the underlying mesh, exporting a proper manifold mesh without errors is much more difficult.

If you want to save a new mesh you are better off performing a cut and Boolean in your cad software to start with rather than the limited version in the slicer.  Although even CAD tools can find it difficult when working with some meshes depending on if they have errors and the type of errors, just like PS.

There are many issues on the PS github relating to this already and the answer from the devs is the same as above.  It is difficult to do, especially when a mesh contains inconsistencies to start with.

Posted : 04/02/2024 3:53 pm
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