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I have a QID X-Smart, which is a single extruding 3D printer with a bed size of 170mm x 150mm x 150mm.  Originally, I was using the QIDI slicer that came with the printer, but I eventually switched over to using Cura.  The QIDI printers are not in the listed compatible printers with Cura, so I made a custom printer to fit the one I have.  I had version 4.7 installed and all my prints came out perfect.  However, I just updated to version 4.8, and I can’t seem to get a successful model anymore.  In the attached pictures, you will first see a Cura model showing how the part I printed should come out.  The second picture shows how the part actually came out and appears to be more of a mesh rather than a solid part.  Finally, the third picture shows all of settings I used in Cura, which are all the same settings I used with my successful prints with version 4.7.  Could you help me understand why my print came out looking like this with the new update, as well what settings to modify to fix this.PXL_20201112_224522146.thumb.jpg.b53239c8a1c79322a424bcd9b8c50b8a.jpg

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    Posted · 3D Print Coming Out Mesh-Like

    With that part in Cura do a "File / Save Project" and then post the .3mf file here.  The "project" file will have the model and all your settings.  It would be much easier to decipher than the photos.

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    Posted (edited) · 3D Print Coming Out Mesh-Like

    Mmmmm, weird. This is either a partial clog that incidentally happened at the same time you've switch to 4.8, or an error when importing the profile. Check the filament size, because it looks like you have 2.85 instead of 1.75 in the machine settings. If you still have 4.7 installed try to print something small sliced with 4.7, the typical x,y,z cube for instance. If it prints ok, it's the filament size in 4.8. If it prints all wrong, clog

     

    Or who knows

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    Posted (edited) · 3D Print Coming Out Mesh-Like
    12 hours ago, tricky2k said:

    Mmmmm, weird. This is either a partial clog that incidentally happened at the same time you've switch to 4.8, or an error when importing the profile. Check the filament size, because it looks like you have 2.85 instead of 1.75 in the machine settings. If you still have 4.7 installed try to print something small sliced with 4.7, the typical x,y,z cube for instance. If it prints ok, it's the filament size in 4.8. If it prints all wrong, clog

     

    Or who knows

    You were spot on with this.  When I switched over to the new version and I manually entered my printer specs, I completely overlooked the filament size. It defaulted to 2.85 instead of 1.75. I changed it to 1.75 and the part printed perfectly. Thank you!

    Edited by dstein827
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