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Posted · Missing supports.



I am trying to print a figure but Cura has put supports around most of it in the right places except for the sword, it seems to want the printer to print in mid air.

I tried manual supports but it didn't look like it was going to work either.



I tried loading it into tinkercad and re-exported it to a new file just to if generating a new .stl would fix it.

I have tried rotating it also but no luck.


Any ideas?



FemaleBarbarian.stl Cura4-8Miniature2mm_V1.curaprofile

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    Posted · Missing supports.

    Hi @boulda


    When I import your .stl I get a tiny support tower. But that's obviously not enough. 




    But when I rotate your model 30 degrees. The sword is supported everywhere.  It makes also more sense to me to print your model like this.




    I didn't use your curaprofile because I don't with which printer you are using. So if you want me to look at it again, could you share your project file? That includes your profile, model and printer. 


    You can save a project file (.3mf) under file - save project - save. 


    Please let me know if rotating works 🙂 

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    Posted · Missing supports.



    Thanks for replying. I did try what you suggested and it did not work for me.



    I tried the default profile and it did generate supports so it must be something that was in the profile I was using, which is what came with the minature for my printer.


    I will try printing it and see how it goes with the default profile. My printer is an ender-3 with the silent board v 4.2.7 and a BLtouch. Only issue I have now is it seems to randomly stops printing and has to be power cycled to keep going. I can only presume it isn't software related :)




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