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Posted · Gaps in embossed text

Hi all.  3D printing newb here with a hopefully simple question about slicing my small model that has embossed text on the side.  It's just a small toy for my daughter that has the text "Love" embossed on the side.  Cura seems to not recognise that the bottom of the characters is a surface and leaves a gap.


Here's a slicer preview.  I've circled the 'L' character and as you can see, there are no wall/lines and the infill is visible through the gap.




I can 'fix' the problem by increasing the wall count to enough to fill the gap, but obviously having a wall count of 4+ when I normally have only 2 seems like a bit of a hacky solution and takes way longer to print.


What am I doing wrong here?  Is it my model?  The embossed text is 1mm deep which I would thing sould be enough, right? 


Is there some setting I'm missing?  Although I have tested on the built-in Standard setting with the same result.  This can't be a bug I'm sure?


Any light someone can shine on this issue would be much appreciated.




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    Posted · Gaps in embossed text
    2 hours ago, nallath said:

    Try decreasing the value of the "skin removal width" setting


    Ok wow, that WAS easy.  lol  Thanks Nallath.


    That fixed the problem, but more importantly helped me understand part of how the top/bottom skins work.  So while it did fix the problem, I thought the better option would be to adjust the emboss to 1.2mm which effectively did the same thing by increasing the skin width in the model itself. 


    Too easy.  Thanks!

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    Posted · Gaps in embossed text
    11 hours ago, nallath said:

    In case you didn't install it already, there is a super good plugin on the marketplace about the settings: https://marketplace.ultimaker.com/app/cura/plugins/Ghostkeeper/SettingsGuide2

    No, I had not installed that.  Instaled it and it's already been very helpful and informative. Thanks again! 

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