Non Manifold geometry


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    Watson_Jr on #1794

    Hi everyone

    I have been reading about difficulties in modelling software and one of the biggest problems has been listed as non-manifold geometry. I am not quite able to understand this particular topic. Can somebody explain to me in simple terms, What exactly is non-manifold geometry?


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    Genie on #1854

    Hello Watson

    Non manifold geometry can be defined as the kind of geometry which does not exist physically in the world. In more practical ways, it can be defined as difficult or impossible to print. For example a joint with no width at all, or internal faces of a solid structure. These elements just cannot be printed and when attempted to will confuse your printer.

    It is advised that these geometries be eliminated from the models when they are spotted, because the longer it is delayed, the harder it becomes to eliminate them.

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