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    Default STL Fail to load

    When loading an stl file I get an Error ststing that(Too much for one table row Unable to fetch results) does anyone have a clue what the problem might be?

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    I have not had that error. Try opening the file with Paint 3D if you are on a PC. If it loads correctly the next step would be Meshlab. So many of the available STL files can be colorized or too large. MeshLab can help with that. There are quite a number of discussions on the forum if you search them out.

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    I have already ran it thru Meshlab.I have done quite a bit of that. I have had that error once before I just deleted the file after numerous attempts to figure it out. But now I need to figure it out. Thanks for your reply.

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    Sorry to ask probably obvious questions.

    What is the size of the file? Is it greater than 100 megs?

    Is the STL composed of one manifold object or is it several different pieces. If multiple pieces, how are the intersections connected?

    Do you have triangulation, quads, ngons or broken meshes in the STL?

    The behavior is odd. For me, if I have a problem with an STL, designer just crashes.

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    I'm told your file is too big. You need to resize it smaller in a third party software.
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    Designer tends to not like STL files larger than 100 megs.

    Workarounds are:

    Decimate the model; reduce the number of facets thereby reducing file size
    Retopologize; simplify the model by recreating facet geometry
    Break STL into smaller pieces and importing individually and then recombining in Designer (maintains geometry density)

    The reasons that Designer has crashed on me in the past are:

    File size too big
    Broken mesh
    Overlapping vertices

    As a trouble shooting step look at the model geometry and see if there are any duplicates and delete.

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