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Posted · Ultimaker 2+ prints "inverted"? (photos included)

Hi

I've just bought my first 3D printer, the Ultimaker 2+

I followed the setup exactly as described. I started my first print job, this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:205728 (nespresso capsule holder), loaded the STL file in Cura (the latest version which includes the new + models)

Selected the correct settings on the left (menu look changed since the + versions came out) and saved the gcode to the SD card.

But now when I'm printing this model, I can only explain this as it's like the printer is printing an inverted version of the model. It leaves empty spaces where it should be filling, and filling where it should be empty

I've included a link to a few pictures

http://imgur.com/a/EoLmU

Please help :-(

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Posted · Ultimaker 2+ prints "inverted"? (photos included)

First of all, remove all that blue tape :) I very much doubt that was in the instructions. It's not needed when you have a heated bed. Remove the tape, clean off the glass and then put on a very thin layer of the glue that was included with the printer.

As for the print, I downloaded the model and took a look at it. The model is fine. It looks like the picture is just of the first layer and it was aborted half way through? It looks like that's just the brim being layed down.

Take a look in layer view in cura (always a good idea) by clicking the icon in the top right of the model window and choosing Layer view. This will let you see what the printer is trying to do (it might take a little while to fully load).

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Posted · Ultimaker 2+ prints "inverted"? (photos included)

First of all, remove all that blue tape :)I very much doubt that was in the instructions. It's not needed when you have a heated bed. Remove the tape, clean off the glass and then put on a very thin layer of the glue that was included with the printer.

As for the print, I downloaded the model and took a look at it. The model is fine. It looks like the picture is just of the first layer and it was aborted half way through? It looks like that's just the brim being layed down.

Take a look in layer view in cura (always a good idea) by clicking the icon in the top right of the model window and choosing Layer view. This will let you see what the printer is trying to do (it might take a little while to fully load).

 

Ok, sorry for the n00b mistakes :)

I checked like you said, it did have to do with the "brim" setting. Whan viewing the layers, layer 1 did have this awkward looking brim.

Is this absolutely necessary for this model? It has a lot of contact with the surface..

Tested the second print, without it.. Will keep you updated

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