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On 7/15/2018 at 8:28 AM, kmanstudios said:

But, when you slice it, are you looking at the layers? That will show you what you are truly going to print. The solid view is a representation of the whole model, but not the print.

I found the layers, but if the feature isn’t in the layers then there is a problem with the model? 

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They are easily read across all platforms. Stl files dont always open easily in 3d apps. Objs always work. It helps when you move from one programme to another. You generally dont edit stl files but create them. I preffer obj to stl.

 

Whats the benefit of an stl file? Would love to know. As i never use them.

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I sometimes have issues in 3DS max opening STL files they take ages or dont always work, then I have to hit Maya and reexoprt then from there. Mine take ages to open incura, but as long as they do im happy, usually only like 7-15 seconds for sub 1 million poly models.  I have never saved a single STL file, somone once said you could make the surface smoother but not sure how that would combat ringing?

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