I woke up to a finished 3d printed phone case. The fit was a little too tight for my liking near the volume and power buttons. Tinkercad cannot edit a file this large so it was time to start learning FreeCAD. It reminds me of the old drafting days in high school at Lane Tech.
I learned very quickly that a mesh with 185,929 points, 558,111 edges, and 372,073 faces was not going to be a simple mod. FreeCAD and MeshLab softwares were not having it. Anything over 100,000 can be an issue based on forum research. Essentially, I would be reverse engineering a phone case to be more simple and then printing several versions until I liked the final design. When that amount of effort is involved it is more time efficient to design from the ground up.
I really want the case to be a 1-piece unit but it seems like that will not be possible unless I use a filament that is has more 'give' than PLA+. I want a case by today(ish) and at this point buying a case would cost less than production of a modified version. Hi Amazon.
- A. Buford
- Aug, 2022