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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By : Richard Salinas
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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By: Richard Salinas

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Repairing mesh geometry issues

In this recipe, we're going to work through the process of repairing non-manifold issues with the following tools:

  • netfabb Basic

  • Microsoft Repair Service

  • Autodesk 3D Print Utility

  • Meshmixer

Getting ready

You'll need to download netfabb from


This book uses netfabb Basic Version 5.1.1. It supports Windows XP/7/8, Linux, and Mac OS.

Follow the installation instructions and register the program. The netfabb interface is shown in the following screenshot:

The basic functions are similar to other 3D modeling programs. They are as follows:

  • To import a file, you can drag-and-drop it on the build platform.

  • To freely orbit around the model, right-click on it and drag.

  • To pan the model, hold down on the scroll wheel and drag. If you don't have a scroll wheel, hold Shift.

  • To zoom, turn the scroll wheel or hold Alt.

You'll also need a connection to the Internet to access the Microsoft Repair Service. The programs we used earlier...