Create a tool that will accept a very thin (scaled down), or "surface only" (tessellated model) and "fill in" behind the surface to a sufficient depth to allow printing on a 3-D printer.
When a 3-D printer produces an object that is scaled down, the 3D printer often has surfaces and components that are just too small or thin to print. For example, a full scale 1/16
Multiple tools ranging from concept-oriented tools, computer aided design (CAD) tools or full blown simulation tools are used across a system’s lifecycle to communicate system features and help integrate design. One of the more effective ways to preserve and share design information through 3-D surface models.
Options developers might consider include user selected features such as:
minimum part thickness
minimum feature size to suppress or delete
to preserve or delete texture or UV Map data