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I'm designing an object in Blender for 3D printing and it's not going so well. It's a cage-like structure, basically made up of numerous cylinders. I can't just group all these objects together and throw that at the printer. The slicer would interpret the overlapping regions of the objects as hollow areas, letting the print fall apart before it's even finished.

Blender allows to join objects, but with so many parts to join, errors accumulate with every part. There are holes in the resulting object, as well as unconnected or duplicate polygons and sooner or later the normal vectors also get messed up. All these errors confuse the slicer as well, so this leads nowhere. Trying to clean the mesh at every step of the way only slows down this degradation, but does not prevent it.

I obviously need another CAD program to get this done. It should be able to import and export .STL files, so that I don't have to start from scratch again. Any suggestions?
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