Thanks, Dan - That helped a lot, I have been processing the image through the netfabb cloud and it's working a lot better.
> While perhaps just a workaround, have you tried sending the .stl file to
> the online processor at netfabb.com,
> You can upload it, wait a minute or so (if it's not too complex), and then
> download a version which may be cleaned up in such a way that the issue
> is gone.
> On 25 Sep 2012 , at 10:43 PM, ChipCustomizer wrote:
>> I hope someone can help here - I have tried several things and don't
>> understand my issue here.
>> I have a makerbot replicator and have been using google sketchup as a way
>> to make 3d prints. My issues is that when I create a print (most of the
>> time manipulating an existing print), I try to clean up my image as much as
>> possible, but when the 3d print starts producing, I'll get triangles
>> appearing on flat surfaces that end in a surface that is raised up slightly
>> with a triangle that stretches over the whole print. I've tried to look at
>> my image in sketchup and even went inside the image to see if there are
>> hidden lines that I'm not seeing and I can't determine what the problem is.
>> Any help here would be appreciated - I'd be happy to send someone the
>> sketchup file that I'm working from if anyone has a clue. I'm using a
>> plugin to allow for export to dxf or stl. Am I missing a step in sketchup
>> to simplify the lines on the image or something?
>> Please help, I am now on my 15th revision of the print and each time I try
>> something the triangles keep coming up.
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