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Posted · Cura Slicer Fail (Fills a big Hole)

Hi Ultimaker Community,

 

the Cura Slicer fills ab big hole in a cover plate that I want to print.

It is a hole for a antenna of a orangePi Zero.

I build a case for this OrangePi in blender.

 

The strange part is that the hole is shown in the cura edit mode

but is gone in the preview mode :-/

 

Can you pleas help me?

 

 

Cura Version: 4.2.1

Printer: Creality CR-10

OS: Windows 10 LTSC 64bit

orange-dach-2.3.stl blender.zip

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    Posted (edited) · Cura Slicer Fail (Fills a big Hole)

    I suspect your model is not watertight, or “non-manifold”, or contains internal geometry. Blender is a mesh editor and so is very easy to have these problems. As such, Cura gets confused about what is inside vs outside.

     

    Check “X-ray mode” in the model preview—any red is bad. Try the Mesh Tools from the Cura marketplace. Or try the repair tool at service.netfabb.com. Requires registration, but is free.

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    Posted · Cura Slicer Fail (Fills a big Hole)

    Many thanks, Martin.  I had the same problem with Cura filling what it should not and could not get it solved until I did this.  The problem is the default is that overlapping volumes will be unioned and nowhere is it mentioned that that is the case.  I just un-checked that box and model prints as I specified it.

     

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