Making a small box!?
I am new to MatterControl but so far found it intuitive.
I am trying to make a small box, 150mm high x 27mm deep x 104mm wide when stood on end. I only want the bottom and the 4 sides, no top.
I have tried importing the 'box' shape but cannot find any way to 'hollow it out'.
So, I have built the 5 sides separately, placed them appropriately and 'combined them.
I then export to SImplify3D to slice but I am getting 'non-manifold edge' and 'self intersecting surfaces' errors.
When I slice the 'empty' box has webs inside it and a lid on despite no internal fill or top layers being selected.
Anyone have any idea or am I completely off track here?
Thanks in advance
A very easy way to make this.
- Switch to the Alpha build and download the latest (this has a vastly improved subtract tool). This new build will be release in the next few weeks, but you can get it now.
- Add a cube
- Add a second cube
- Scale and position the second cube
- Subtract the second cube from the first
Hello and thank you for your very informative reply.I will give this a go and let you know how it goes..
Works a treat, again thank you for taking the time to pass on the detailed instructions....
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