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Posted · Cura 4.11 will not seem to print hollow items (or is it me!)

I have attached a photo of something I've tried to print on my FALUNSUN QQ S and each time it prints as a solid i.e. no central holes in rod or small twister. What settings should I change to ensure it prints as shown?

fidget twister.JPG

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    Posted · Cura 4.11 will not seem to print hollow items (or is it me!)

    I don't have any problem slicing the thing so as AHoeben hinted, the problem is likely in your settings.

    When you have the part loaded in Cura and ready for slicing use "File | Save Project" and post the 3mf file here.  It's really hard to troubleshoot without a project file that contains all your settings as well as the model.

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    Posted · Cura 4.11 will not seem to print hollow items (or is it me!)
    On 10/3/2021 at 7:48 PM, GregValiant said:

    I don't have any problem slicing the thing so as AHoeben hinted, the problem is likely in your settings.

    When you have the part loaded in Cura and ready for slicing use "File | Save Project" and post the 3mf file here.  It's really hard to troubleshoot without a project file that contains all your settings as well as the model.

    Pls include files as your files might not have the holes that are in the image. 

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    Posted · Cura 4.11 will not seem to print hollow items (or is it me!)

    I printed it and it went together pretty good.  The post on the end cap was a bit tight.

     

    image.thumb.png.ae56e4a3be97cd9ad655eac7fb4f3193.png

     

     

    Fidget_Twister_All.3mf

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    Posted · Cura 4.11 will not seem to print hollow items (or is it me!)

    Could you please add a screen shot from Cura of what you see? Do you see the holes?

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    Posted · Cura 4.11 will not seem to print hollow items (or is it me!)

    @Zarkhowler There is a screenshot in my previous post.  A hole in the tall piece that accepts the post of the end cap and a hole in the spinarama thing.  

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    Posted (edited) · Cura 4.11 will not seem to print hollow items (or is it me!)
    36 minutes ago, GregValiant said:

    @Zarkhowler There is a screenshot in my previous post.  A hole in the tall piece that accepts the post of the end cap and a hole in the spinarama thing.  

    I meant if @unclebill's screen showed something different. 

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    Posted · Cura 4.11 will not seem to print hollow items (or is it me!)

    Type an ampersand and then start typing a persons screen name.  A list will come up and when you see the one you want to call out - click on it.  It will put a notification up and when they visit the site they should see it (if they check).

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    Posted · Cura 4.11 will not seem to print hollow items (or is it me!)

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