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  1. 👍 Gots a ways to go.....But, thanks :)
  2. Thank you :) . I am still working on getting the whole 'thing' together with getting the brain engaged, eye hand coordination, painting and the actual digital sculpting. I am so slow these days.......
  3. Took me forever to do this. And it is still rougher than I would have liked. 3D concept rendering: Finished piece:
  4. I am thinking that this has to do with which axis the program of origin has set as its 'up axis'. Cura uses 'Z Up'. Many programs use 'Y Up.' Check to see if Solidworks uses 'Y Up.' It is also possible to just rotate the object to proper orientation in Cura to compensate for this. Also, Solidworks may allow an export to 'Z Up.'
  5. Tried throwing a dart to see if landed. While I tried it a long time ago with the X-Strand, I have printed with PP and had no issues, but then, I was not pushing design boundaries. I was using compact, vertical designs in both X-Strand and UM PP. I can say that I remember making sure the plate was super duper clean and a very thin film of PVA. I was also in a very climate controlled room with low humidity.
  6. Thanks @cloakfiend 🙂 The surgery was back in January, but troubles persist. I cannot tell you how many prints are made, but due to fine motor control issues, I have not been able to finish them. Kinda hard to paint without fine motor control. Kinda makes sanding and finishing a bit difficult. Lots of issues that myself and the medical team are working to find ways to help things out. Just gotta remap the brain, if possible..... But, that print looks awesome :) Glad to hear that the 3D pen is working for you.
  7. This is a work in progress. Since surgery, I am working with some side effects (still) so, I am slow and having to work bunches to get around them. Printed on the S5. This is the model on the build plate. Still not finished. Gotta really sharpen details and work a bit more on the overall bust. Sliced, you can see the details disappear..... Print is rough as hell....After years of no PVA issues, getting them now... ☹️
  8. I do not know Tinkercad, so I ask about importing, or creating a vector line and just extrude without all the booleans?
  9. Maybe @fbrc8-erin may have some reference material she knows of.
  10. On a technicality, I would disagree about the manual leveling not helping. In a broader sense, it is good to do a manual leveling periodically to correct for the buildplate 'settling' by way of many things. Basically, the more level the buildplate the less correction the active leveling process goes through.
  11. I love it when our community does thins like this. 😁It is so nice to see people look after others that have different printers. Makes me feel like this is a real community. Though I do not have the printer, I really like this participation 👍
  12. It is also better for you to create your own profiles rather than depend on a blanket profile when it comes to materials as different manufacturers version of a material does vary as well as the machine it is printed on as well even the colour of the material.
  13. Note that I did not say that you changed anything. What I did mean, is that the printer definition in the supplied Cura with your product may not be the same as the definition that comes with Cura available to the masses. Nothing to do with what you are doing. The product's manufacturer just may have something in their supplied version that is different from the basic Cura available to everybody. I just think it may be the thing to look at due to the ginormous 'grey area' seen in your image. The .3mf file would let people see if it is indeed the skirt issue @ahoeben mentioned. Otherwise we are just guessing. I am sure this is frustrating to you when you do need a more solid answer.
  14. This sounds like a printer definition that is different from the the supplied copy of the program and the wide release of Cura. The greyed area referenced by @ahoeben seems to show this with the image you supplied. Edit: A supplied .3mf file would help in this as it would contain all the information of the Cura setup used.
  15. Supplying a project file would be very helpful. Otherwise, we are throwing guesses out there.
  16. It has been a while so I am a bit fuzzy on this (sorry), but I did start with the 0.4 or 0.8settings in the past and just tweak it a bit. I forget the settings, but it worked great on basic PLA, of which I print mostly myself. I think I did start with the 0.8 settings.......
  17. Nice thing about the CC 0.6 is that it will last much, much longer. I print 24/7 for about 6 months and the brass nozzles get frayed and lose fidelity in the print. The CC core will be much stronger and last better with any material. And it is there fore that ONE time you need to print something abrasive. Remember, there are abrasive based PLA filaments. When I first started, I did not know glow in the dark was an abrasive material. Kinda hastened the end of that core. :(
  18. I can agree with that.
  19. What is wrong with the CC core being made for abrasive materials? Not only is it the size you are looking for but will also run all other materials. Abrasive resistant does not preclude the usage, just expands it...... This is not in opposition to the other stuff mentioned here, but just letting you know.
  20. This is just a friendly reminder to people that when asking for help, it helps us to help you if you supply things such as models to be examined. It is amazing how many things are actually model related. But without the model and full information (printer, model, etc) it is just a guessing game.
  21. Kinda would help to look at the model as I have been able to print bottoms of spiralized designed models.
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