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How to replace a 3D mesh model with a grid structure?

A - answer Using the tools in Autodesk Meshmixer you can convert the surface of a mesh model to a structure of pentagonal and hexagonal cells (Voronoi cells) - a mesh formed by thin pipes of a given thickness and smoothness. The resulting grid mesh can be then e.g. printed on a 3D printer or exported back to a CAD software application.

Meshmixer allows to import any 3D models - e.g. from Fusion 360, AutoCAD, Inventor, 3ds Max - supported formats are: STL, OBJ, PLY, AMF, 3MF, OFF and MIX.


Another option of converting a 3D construction to a structure (with different principle) is the AutoCAD add-on application 3DConstruct.

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See also:
Tip 13817:Cannot type decimal number in the transformation field in Autodesk Meshmixer (e.g. Scale).
Tip 13402:Which products and features can I use for free with Flex Token licensing?
Tip 12749:Generate parametric mathematical 3D surfaces (meshes) in Fusion 360.
Tip 12710:Boolean subtraction of 3D mesh objects in Meshmixer.
Tip 12064:3D offset of a surface.

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