Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  

Solid infill on top when there it shouldn't

Recommended Posts

Hey Daid,

I've started with printing the two story spec house (agaaaain) but now with the new version of Cura. So as you see, the model should be open on the top to see the insides. The .stl model is open on the top, but why does Cura fill in the top??

I've only selected 'extensive stitching' and tried to deselect 'solid infill on top' but this doesn't make a difference.

What to do?

Normal view, no infill on top

Sliced, everything oke, just before the

Sliced, suddenly it fills in the top. Why?


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Strange! I would just do a hack - I would use the pause at height feature to pause 2 layers before the top layer. And then I would just cut the power to my UM when it got to the pause.

I haven't tested pause-at-height with the latest cura - beware that many of these plugins expect G0 move codes but the new cura uses G1 move codes also and so many of these plugins need to be edited slightly but most of them haven't. Even safer would be to just edit your gcode and remove the last layer completely. gcode is easy to edit because each layer is labelled with a comment in the gcode.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem is that it's not the last layer. After the solid infill it has to print two more small columns on the corners (to hold the second floor of the house). So it just starts to fill in after the walls are finished.

this is the house: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:26244

I use 0.7 scale, 0,08 layer, 0.8 walls, 0.48 bottom/top



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I see the problem. SteamEngine slices each layer with no regard to the fact that there is no top to this "box" of a house. When it gets above the windows the house is like a cup with thin walls. It gets confused.

I tried with Cura 13.03 and it sliced fine. I suggest you use that instead.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
        • Like
      • 2 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!