For mesh elements:
1. Select the part of the model you would like to check
2. Use the Mesh Audit tool to find any voids, overlapping facets, or inconsistent normals within the mesh. Checking the display boxes next to each heading will highlight the errors in the mesh. If the mesh is a closed volume, a volume measure will be displayed.
3. Check for any thin elements within the model that may break when the model is removed from the printer.
4. Use the measure tools to measure the thickness of any parts in question. Anything that will be thinner than 3 mm when printed should be thickened.
For surfaces and solids:
1. Select the entire model and change the display style to Smooth.
2. Make sure that all volumes that are supposed to be connected on the model intersect. If there is any gap between the volumes, they will print as separate pieces. The model must form a closed volume, no open shapes or curves.
3. On surface elements, the normals can be checked by selecting the Change Surface Normals tool and making sure the arrows for the normals point outward.
The Mesh Audit tool can be used to check for voids, inconsistent normals, and overlapping facets in a mesh model. If the mesh is a closed volume, the tool will display a measure of the volume.