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dhscord

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  1. dhscord

    Single line concentric top layer

    Interestingly, if I set "Outer wall inset" and "Horizontal expansion" at the same value I can achieve it presumably because there is now just enough room for the line... will test print tonight. What would be great is for the slicer to use a single line that was thinner in cases like this. I thought this would be the case when setting concentric for top layer but... nope.
  2. Does anyone know of a way to make this top surface print a single concentric line rather than the small pattern inside the outer two walls? I have walls set to 3...
  3. dhscord

    Unexpected holes in shell (Cura 3.2.1)

    Yeah, sorry about that. When modelling objects I think of the shell as the external surface of the object. Not sure how or when I changed that setting... I have been trying to solve issues with small gaps in prints (I print quite small objects) and changed a bunch of things to fix that. Anyway, I think I have honed my settings quite nicely. And now I am also signed up to this forum so that's a bonus too!
  4. dhscord

    Unexpected holes in shell (Cura 3.2.1)

    SOLVED: "Minimum Infill Area" was set to 10mm2. Changed to 0mm2 and fixed.
  5. dhscord

    Unexpected holes in shell (Cura 3.2.1)

    I've uploaded the STL... I have checked it in multiple apps and it seems to be interpreted correctly. I don't understand what you mean by "not a top" surface... I have included a screenshot from Cura 15 which gets the shell correct. While the 6 itself is not a top surface, the hole in the 6 IS a top surface. In fact, Cura knows it is because, if I enable ironing, it tries to iron that part but there is no shell to iron! I've included a sceengrab of the ironing layer with ironing enabled. I am indeed slicing for a non-UM printer. Does that matter? I am slicing for an Anet A8. The STL is a contiguous shell but, as stated above, their should be some horizontal shell in the hole inside the 6. Instead, Cura just leaves this open (and you can see the infill). I've also included close-up of the printed 6 which has the shell inside the 6 missing. You can indeed see directly into the solid object. UPDATE: Well, I've selected a different print profile and Cura get's it right! So, I guess one of my settings in my custom profile is causing this... any ideas which one? Can I send my my settings through? I'll try to recreate the profile from the default 0.2mm layer height profile and see where it goes wrong, custom-hayesmaker-solid.stl
  6. I get some unexpected holes in my shell in Cura 3.2.1. Anyone got any thoughts? I have exported the shell from Cura as STL and checked it. Cura is definitely recognising it as solid so must be something happening in the slicing? I'm guessing some weird combination of settings... Attached images are of shell view and sliced view (which shows the missing shell [top surface] in the middle of the "6" and "4"...
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