freecad – editing STL file

for 0.21.2

  • import the STL file
  • switch to Part part workbench
  • select the imported part, part menu > create shape from mesh, in there: [x] Sew shape, set to 0.01mm
  • delete the original imported part
  • select the body created in the previous step
  • part menu > convert to solid
  • delete the earlier part
  • select the solid part, part menu > create a copy > refine shape
  • delete the original part

based on this yt video:

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