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Cura problem with red surface?

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Hi Guys,

got a problem and can't figure it out. probably a very easy solution for it but didn't find it yet.

solid image:

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layer image:

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for some kind of reason he's not printing the red surface, does it have anything todo with the support settings?

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thanks in advance for your help.

Stijn

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I believe the red means you have an error in your model. Probably an internal duplicate wall. What CAD software did you use?

Here are tips for making sure your model is printable - the advice is sketchup oriented but most of the points apply to any CAD model (most cad software make it difficult to create unprintable models but sketchup makes it hard to create solid models):

https://i.materialise.com/blog/3d-printing-with-sketchup/

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The red normally indicates overhang. In this case Cura thinks there is overhang in a vertical wall, which there isn't. It means that least the mesh has the wrong normals. CuraEngine does not look at the surface normals though, so this is not the issue directly. There is probably more wrong with your model than the normals.

If you check the X-Ray view, you will probably see red areas there (in the X-Ray view, red means there's an error in the mesh).

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The red normally indicates overhang. In this case Cura thinks there is overhang in a vertical wall, which there isn't. It means that least the mesh has the wrong normals. CuraEngine does not look at the surface normals though, so this is not the issue directly. There is probably more wrong with your model than the normals.

If you check the X-Ray view, you will probably see red areas there (in the X-Ray view, red means there's an error in the mesh).

Dead on. And, depending on the cad package used, this may be a recurring issue that will mean constant monitoring.

All problems start and end with 3D Packages and possibly export failures (Non-unifying normals, etc)

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