Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

I am trying to print a hole in the bottom of a vase for drainage using Cura spiralize mode, any ideas?


Recommended Posts

Posted · I am trying to print a hole in the bottom of a vase for drainage using Cura spiralize mode, any ideas?

Hi there, the title says it all. I tried using spiralize mode, I also tried printing it in regular mode with 0 top layers and 0% infill and no matter what I do it does not work or does something funky. Any thoughts? I just want drainage holes in the bottom of my vase and the geometry is too complicated for me to add a consistent wall thickness. I'm modeling in sketchup which is not the best but it's what I know.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · I am trying to print a hole in the bottom of a vase for drainage using Cura spiralize mode, any ideas?

    I guess there are defects in the model. SketchUp is going to cause you endless headaches and problems: it does not close its vectors, so the models are not watertight solids, but sort of "glued together paper models". And it often has duplicate walls and other defects. It was only made for visual representations, not for 3D-printing.

     

    It will probably take you far less time to find and learn another CAD-editor, than continue in SketchUp.

     

    I am using DesignSpark Mechanical from RS-components, free but requires registration. However, this is only for geometric technical shapes, not for smooth organic shapes. But there are other free CAD editors. Take a look at demos and tutorials on Youtube, and find one that appeals to you.

     

  • 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
     Share

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...