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Posted · Slicing creating holes in print

I have a model that does not have any gaps in the surfaces, but once I slice it, there are holes created. They occur where two surfaces meet, essentially the model is a human figure under a cloak. So where the cloak rests on the arms a hole is formed rather than closing the surface. Is there a setting I should be changing to avoid it functioning like this? I have to use 15.04 since I have a M3D printer and use the Cura Engine in Octoprint.
Any advice/assistance is appreciated 

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    Posted (edited) · Slicing creating holes in print

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    the .stl in a model viewer



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    showing that the model has shape under outer layer and where the surfaces meet/come in close proximity of each other


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    a section of the gcode showing a hole where there should not be, in the general area shown in image 2


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    the result on an actual print





    Edited by abvac73189
    removed extra photos
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    Posted · Slicing creating holes in print

    Just thicken the areas that are slicing as holes in the model itself. Walls need to be at least 1.5 (really low end) to 2 times the width of the nozzle to be properly recognized.

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    Posted · Slicing creating holes in print

    I had the same issue that you are having. The gaps (for me) disappeared after disabling ‘Enable Coasting’. I think it may just have been poorly tuned coasting values. 

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