So I have made a fairly simple shape (I'm new to blender) that I created using the mirror modifier on the X and Z axis so I only needed to make one quarter of it and the rest was mirrored. It's something I'm wanting to 3D print, so I had to make sure it was properly structured (my previous attempt had appeared in the slicer as... a complete mess.)
Everything works fine, everything is accurate. I use the 3D toolbox to check for errors, and with the mirror modifier still on the queue there's 0 non-manifolds. As soon as I apply the modifier, it changes to 40 non manifolds.
Ok that's fine, it seems to be where the mirrored objects meet. I had Merge selected on the mirror options, but it seems to do nothing. Whatever, no problem. The solution is to Remove Doubles, right? (Going from previous help topics on stack)
2.8 doesn't have Remove Doubles.
Ok so the new version of remove doubles is merge by distance. Select all the non-manifold vertices, merge by distance. Removes 0 vertices. OK maybe increase the distance a little? Nope.
It only removes vertices when I hit 5mm, which happens to be the next row of edges (which it promptly gobbles up). So as far as the merge by distance tool is concerned, I have no non-manifold doubled up edges/verts in the shape. But the 3D Toolkit is determined that I have 40 of them.
I could just select and delete them... but I'm not sure if that's fixing things or breaking them futher. But as this seems to be a question that hasn't been asked yet (since the update changed how things worked) I figured it was appropriate to ask it!
Hopefully someone can help.