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Posted · CR Ender-5 pro MacBook Pro Blender

I might be considered Below Rank Amateur in Blender with a massive 4 or five days using Creativity Ender-5 pro! I also use Macs and RTFM has my picture next to it!WOW crownc.stlIMG_9809.thumb.jpeg.3f7f0991abdbcf827c7e345c69f672a6.jpeg


I am making a pair of Ws with an O where the two Ws touch. When I slice and print the area where the O crosses the Ws is left blank.


Neither O or Ws have material where they cross in the print.


My workaround was to make the Ws thicker and hope they bridge. I have also set the infill to 100%


Is there a slice setting I am missing?


Many thanks in advance.

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    Posted · CR Ender-5 pro MacBook Pro Blender

    You can post a project file ("File | Save Project" in Cura) and someone will look.  It may be a setting in the Mesh Fixes section like "Remove Mesh Intersection"(?).

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    Posted · CR Ender-5 pro MacBook Pro Blender

    A fan of R Crumb I see. My quote used to be "There are boxes?"


    Thank you for this suggestion. I am still amazed with this technology. I have an Apple Watch to monitor my heart and totally Dick Tracy talking while walking with a phone on my wrist!


    File is attached.


    If it helps I use a MBP i7 3.4gHz 16gb macOS 12.4

    Blender is 2.93.6

    Cannot see how to tell version of Cura but believe I downloaded the latest version for Mac and was 5.0

    CE5_WOW crownc.3mf

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    Posted · CR Ender-5 pro MacBook Pro Blender

    R. Crumb was good.  Vaughn Bode was better.

    I opened up your file and the upper surface of the "O" has problems as indicated by the red surface.  It's inverted so the outside is facing inside.  That confuses Cura.  The problem happens with some CAD programs.

    Click on the Marketplace button and install the "Mesh FIxes" plugin.  I used the "Fix Model Normals" function and it repaired.  That tool is good for simple repairs.



    That's it man.  With the repair made it sliced fine.


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    Posted (edited) · CR Ender-5 pro MacBook Pro Blender

    It looks great!

    I made a "Happy Birthday" cake-topper about a week ago.  My wife blinged it and it was all good.


    (I wonder if I can get PLA mixed with rhinestones?)

    Edited by GregValiant
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