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Posted (edited) · Newbie having trouble slicing fine detail on mesh

I'm using FreeCad v0.18 and Cura 4.0.0.  These tools are new to me.


I have a simple model that I want to emboss text onto.  Cura displays the text but does not slice it.  Slicing height is 0.15 so I set the text height at 0.45 but it still ignores it.  The text size is pretty large and I've tried increasing the size and the height to ridiculous proportions.


I haven't been able to get MeshLab working to examine the mesh but I will continue working on it.


Still, Cura displays the mesh when I open the .obj (alias mesh) in Cura.  The text looks perfect.  When I slice and preview, the text goes away.


Any help would be appreciated!  Thank you in advance.



- Tom

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    Posted · Newbie having trouble slicing fine detail on mesh

    Hello @TomB19, I tried loading that obj file into cura and it complained saying the file was invalid.


    I then loaded it into FreeCAD and exported it as an STL which cura did load but then complained that the model wasn't watertight.


    I then checked the original obj model in FreeCAD and it showed these errors:




    So perhaps the model needs fixing before you can print it?


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    Posted (edited) · Newbie having trouble slicing fine detail on mesh

    Thank you for the help, burtoogle.  🙂


    I'm pretty confident the problem is with the font.  A different font solved the problem.


    I thought it might be Cura, since it slices fine with Slic3r.


    I can see the errors you indicate.  Thanks for showing me this technique.  I will play with the mesh and see if I can get this font working.


    Cura is awesome.  I really appreciate this tool.  Thanks to all who have worked on it.  I've only sliced a few dozen things and already love it, compared to my old slicer.


    I don't see a way to mark this "SOLVED".  If anyone finds this with a search, check your font.  Cura is functioning fine in this situation.


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