8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 13, 2017 8:48 AM by Bjorn Hulman

    Coincident or interfering geometry when saving assembly to STL

    Ram R.

      I'm using Solidworks to design parts to be 3d-printed.

       

      I've noticed that if I'm making an assembly, where one part has features that touch other parts, then when I try to save that assembly as an STL for printing, I'll get a dialog from Solidworks saying "This assembly has coincident or interfering geometry that may be unsuitable for some rapid prototyping systems." If I save it, then this STL later causes problems when trying to print it.

       

      What can I do? I'd like to be able to print my assemblies.

       

      Here is a very simple example assembly where you can see this phenomenon. Part 1 is just a simple cube, and part 2 is another simple cube that is flush with part 1.