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Unwanted Supports Bisecting Solid Part

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You can see above that it is putting a couple layers of support in the middle of the solid model I have, yet only visible through the layer view. If it turned out as the normal view shows, all would be well.

Additionally it is doing this at a couple other places higher up on the print in the layer view, however I aborted the print after this one was caught

I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem, and if it is just some easy fix/setting I accidentally missed.

-LR

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The red areas in xray view are causing the problem. They are extra internal walls or holes.

cura pases a line from your eye through the model and out. If it passes through an odd number of walls it colors it red indicating a serious problem with the model (not manifold). You can try the "fix horrible" settings in cura - one of those checkboxes might fix it but there are 11 possible configurations of checkboxes to try (never click both A and B). Instead try to fix your model - maybe use netfabb website which is incredibly easy to use and will fix these red areas.

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The red areas in xray view are causing the problem.  They are extra internal walls or holes.

cura pases a line from your eye through the model and out.  If it passes through an odd number of walls it colors it red indicating a serious problem with the model (not manifold).  You can try the "fix horrible" settings in cura - one of those checkboxes might fix it but there are 11 possible configurations of checkboxes to try (never click both A and B).  Instead try to fix your model - maybe use netfabb website which is incredibly easy to use and will fix these red areas.

 

Thanks, I'll work on fixing that now. Hopefully that's a solution to all of it.

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Also you don't need "support everywhere" so you should consider doing only "touching buildplate" for htis model  Or even better design your own support that only covers a small amount of the bottom surface - not as much as cura support did (or change the "support angle" in cura).

I could be wrong about support everywhere as I can't see the top of your part.

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Also you don't need "support everywhere" so you should consider doing only "touching buildplate" for htis model  Or even better design your own support that only covers a small amount of the bottom surface - not as much as cura support did (or change the "support angle" in cura).

I could be wrong about support everywhere as I can't see the top of your part.

 

Yeah, I have features that were not printed - because I stopped it half way through - that need support. It's a large tube with features protruding off of it, which seems to need a lot of supports for all the overhangs.

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I am not sure if you already managed to print it or not. Just like it's been said before red areas do indicate error in the model. I would suggest to try is to run it through on one of the repair services. Someone already suggested Netfabb but if you want a quick fix try https://makeprintable.com/. Also, meshmixer is another one. It really depends on what you need.

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