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"Failed to form solid object" Warning

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Why does COMSOL give me this warning when I import geometry from Solidworks? I have the necessary licences and I am able to import, but cannot import an STL file as a solid, only a mesh. What must I do differently to import my geometry as a solid not a mesh?



1 Reply Last Post Sep 27, 2018, 9:15 AM EDT
Jeff Hiller COMSOL Employee

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Posted: 12 months ago Sep 27, 2018, 9:15 AM EDT
Updated: 12 months ago Sep 27, 2018, 9:19 AM EDT

Hello Tiara,

My post in this thread applies here.

This blog post gives some more background on when stl format is suitable and when it should be avoided .

Jeff

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Jeff Hiller
Hello Tiara, My post in [this thread](https://www.comsol.com/forum/thread/109012/dimension-problem-when-importing-geometry-from-solidworks?last=2016-04-07T23:07:39Z) applies here. [This blog post](https://www.comsol.com/blogs/improved-functionality-and-tips-for-importing-stl-and-nastran-files/) gives some more background on when stl format is suitable and when it should be avoided . Jeff

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