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In a recent print I tried out the 3DC joint creation tool to see if I was able to use it to connect pieces of my print together. I've attached some pics of the kind of joints I tried as this was the first time.

The prints were done in nylon12 on an industrial printer by a bureau. Unfortunately none of the joints have any friction in them, if trying to attach the pieces they just fall off.

I wonder if the print quality is too fine, - the joint tool is made for a lower print resolution (which will increase friction perhaps?)

Would be great to get some tips if anyone has used the joint tool successfully.

 

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The scale is preventing the export @Oleg_Shapo ?

It's a slight issue as this is the correct real-world size that it needs to be printed at

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Hello 

I have a similar issue. Export stl take very long time using all comp resources freezing the app. 

export+stl.jpg

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Hi @Oleg_Shapo, I scaled up so that the pieces are approximately 2cm according to 3DC scale.

If I export as an stl using normal export it comes out fine:

good.PNG.eae067a51abf79828c3d56bf9d23aca1.PNG

 

When I use the export for 3D printing menu it comes out like this:

 

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Are you sure the tool works as expected?

 

 

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On 11/17/2018 at 2:24 AM, arumiat said:

In a recent print I tried out the 3DC joint creation tool

Where is this tool? Is it in 3DCP as well?

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Switch to Surface mode to gain access to Joint tool

Surface.jpg

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You can RMB over the mesh layer and select the command extrude

Hope it help

Extrude.jpg

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