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Posted (edited) · Cura Not Seeing Model Features

Hi everyone.

Just looking for a little help on an Issue i've had on a recent print.

I received a .Stl model file for printing, loaded it into Cura for slicing and printing all went well.

I noticed that some of the features on the model are not present in the final model, Cura also does not show these features in slice view mode.

Images attached.

The central section has three holes on it, in the sliced layers view the central hole is missing.

Is this Cura not seeing a feature or is the native file got some kind of error / versioning in it?.

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Posted · Cura Not Seeing Model Features

If you go down to layer 1 or so you will probably see the hole. Sometimes the layer view can display funny things which look wrong. If you can see the hole I would print it.

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Posted · Cura Not Seeing Model Features

How does it look in x-ray view? I'm guessing the model is messed up. If there are red areas in x-ray, the model itself is wrong.

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Posted · Cura Not Seeing Model Features

Thanks for the replies. I've not got my computer at the moment, but from memory the hole did not show at any stage of the slicing view.

I've never seen X-ray mode, this is on the Mac version, is it Windows only?.

The file opened on my CAD package and did display the extra hole.

Can you give more information on how The file could be wrong!.ref areas in X-ray mode show bad geometry?.

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Posted · Cura Not Seeing Model Features

We don't have features that only work on one system. X-ray should therefore work on all systems.

The x-ray view shows bad geometry. It simply counts the number of faces; if it's uneven at any intersection point the model is faulty.

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Posted · Cura Not Seeing Model Features

We don't have features that only work on one system. X-ray should therefore work on all systems.

The x-ray view shows bad geometry. It simply counts the number of faces; if it's uneven at any intersection point the model is faulty.

 

Sorry, I can't seem to find X Ray mode on CURA, only solid or layers I'm Running version 15.06.03.

From looking at the model in CURA, it looks like its a surface model and not a solid piece of geometry, I suspect it's bad geometry, I guess in future this will just have to be repaired in CAD, I'm assuming CURA isn't able to repair or slice through bad geometry?.

Thanks

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Posted · Cura Not Seeing Model Features

Don't use version 15.06. Upgrade to 2.1 (or downgrade to 15.04) as soon as you can. 15.06 is littered with bugs (and is by no means suited for continued use)

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Posted · Cura Not Seeing Model Features

Thanks for the tip. I just downloaded V2.1, found X ray mode and is shows the hole as a red item.

More strange is the smaller holes have gone when viewed in layers view.

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Can I do anything to help CURA see or repair poor features or does this come from the CAD file?.

Thanks

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