So fair warning, I am totally new at this so, optimizing settings is way out of scope for me currently.
Short version is, I am trying to model something in TINKERCAD, and then 3d-print it.
I did everything I though I needed too, and Cura is reporting the print job will take 12 hours. someone over at Thingyverse said he loaded my STL and its reporting only 2 hours.
so, without knowing more about what HE is doing, I am wondering if there is anything I am doing wrong (posted are my settings)
I am using Ultimaker 3.3 and using a Anet A8. I wouldnt care too much if it was 2 vs 3 hours, but 2 vers 12 thats a lot!
The design I am aiming for is to print an object that is 1" x 1" x 6" kind of like a baking tray, I want to print things inside the "tray" then pour in colored epoxy, and turn it on a lathe.
I have seen it done successfully with simple lines., but I would like to make more complex shapes.
so I have a few questions:
1 - are my settings ok? and is it just because of what I did in the model?
2 - is there a better way to "fill in the gaps? I basically placed all the hearts and just dropped blocks around it to fill it in. then grouped them.
I am looking for any and all recommendation and help.