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Posted · Printing hollow object with no bottom layer

I have a hollow stl file that i want printed with no bottom printed layer desired. Using Cura 4.8 & have 0% infil as well as "Spiralize Outer Contour" selected.

Tried to print and the bottom layer was printed. Again the stl file did not show a bottom to the part. Is there a setting i should be looking for?

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    Posted · Printing hollow object with no bottom layer

    NEVER PRINT something without checking the PREIVEW mode first and sliding the slider to see what will happen on all the layers.  Never.  That would have saved you a lot of time and will help you realize within seconds what each option in Cura does.

     

    So I recommend you don't use "spiralize" as that has a built in "water tight" feature for vases and cups and I don't think you can disable that.

     

    Then make sure "bottom thickness" and "bottom layers" is set to zero and you will get no bottom.  Also disable infill as it sounds like you want your part to be hollow (no infill).

     

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