Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Problem sliceing stl file.

Recommended Posts

Posted · Problem sliceing stl file.


I wonder if someone could help me, I don't know what wrong with my model.

When i slice the model it look strange? What am I doing wrong? I have done the model in Skretchup Pro 2018.






  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · Problem sliceing stl file.

    Your STL file is defective.  Did you create it yourself?  If so, what CAD software did you use?  I have tons of advice but I need to know what software you used.


    Here's a tiny piece of advice, look at it in xray mode - first make sure you are in "preview" mode (at the top center) and then on the upper left switch from "layer view" to "xray view".  If you see any red colors then that is the problem.  Shades of blue and white are good.



    • Like 1
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · Problem sliceing stl file.

    sketchup is not great at making 3d models but you can do it if you follow these tips.  Actually #9 is the most common problem and takes second to fix but you could have issues 4 through 9 as well.   Unlike sketchup, most cad programs don't let you do ANY of these errors (#4 through #9):


    Follow the above link and read all that.  It looks like a lot but it's actually pretty simple and straightforward.


    Also in the future - for next time - I'm told that when using sketchup always use these 2 plugins:
    cleanup3 (may be 4 now)
    Solid inspector.

    Both of these plugins remove any problems with the model unseen by the eye and turn it into a solid model.

    • Like 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
    • Create New...