Jump to content

Messed up Print - Looks fine on Cura 3.6.0 - But print ISNT


Rifraf66

Recommended Posts

Posted · Messed up Print - Looks fine on Cura 3.6.0 - But print ISNT

Hi

 

I have printed out a candle stick - which is created in Autocad 19 - looks fine in Autocad. I create an STL file and import into Cura 3.6.0 - again looks fine. But when it prints - what is on the screen in ACAD/CURA doesnt print out right. See screenshots below. Can anyone help?

 

2025709317_CuraScreenshot.thumb.jpg.31c5bd57f27a405162833915a29b1a46.jpg2091791351_ACADScreenshot.thumb.jpg.3599b54c4c54401f604663758fba7cb3.jpg703312901_WTFisthis.thumb.jpg.36dd49cb66ee7ef7d12cf6653818f45a.jpg

ACAD Screenshot.jpg

Cura Screenshot.jpg

WTF is this.jpg

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Messed up Print - Looks fine on Cura 3.6.0 - But print ISNT

    Always look at your part in layer view before printing.  You looked at it in solid view.  Please show a screen shot of layer view and use the color scheme as "line type" so I can get a feel for the issue.  

     

    I'm guessing there is something wrong with the model though - you could try sending it through the netfabb repair service.

    netfabb free repair service is here (you have to create a free acocunt first):
    https://service.netfabb.com/login.php

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Messed up Print - Looks fine on Cura 3.6.0 - But print ISNT

    HI Guys

     

    Thanks for your input. It does indeed appear to be the support material - because when i break it into 2 pieces  - the actual candelstick i modelled is inside - but i cannot remove all the support material that has been fused onto it.

     

    When i remove the create support prior to slicing - it prints out fine.

     

    Jeez - i tried it 4 times before i saw your comment and unticked the "support" box on Cura.

     

    GR5- netfabb sounds like a great resource to have access to - many thanks for the link.

     

    Thank again.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Messed up Print - Looks fine on Cura 3.6.0 - But print ISNT

    You can play with lots of support settings.  For example XY distance will keep the support from touching the sides of your model.  And you can play with the overhang angle.  Or you can just create your own support in CAD (that's what I often do).

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Messed up Print - Looks fine on Cura 3.6.0 - But print ISNT

    By the way, the main reason I asked you to post a screen shot in layer view was because that shows support in a different color and I also suspect it might be support except... it just didn't look like a typical support pattern.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Messed up Print - Looks fine on Cura 3.6.0 - But print ISNT

    Hi GR5

     

    Yes your right - i looked and it showed the support as you said. But i do agree -  best put some supports in cad - especially for those canitlever bits where there is nothing underneath. I should have added something thin in CAD that i could easily remove after it's printed.

     

    My CAD skills are poor as i normally have a cad guy at work to drawing work for me. I am using a 30 day trial version of ACAD that i am playing around with at home. Took me about 10 hours to do that candle thing - thats how poor my cad skills are.

     

    Many thanks again - am learning slowly.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Messed up Print - Looks fine on Cura 3.6.0 - But print ISNT

    see attached photo of final candlestick thing20190127_143343.thumb.jpg.78b0570cba51f03abc15e53a6cad46eb.jpg20190127_143343.thumb.jpg.78b0570cba51f03abc15e53a6cad46eb.jpg

    • Thanks 1
    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
    • Our picks

      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
         
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
         
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 48 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...