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Posted (edited) · Ignore internal vertices and walls

Hi Cura Community,


My Kids love Paw-Patrol and I found a bunch of pretty detailed models that I could print for my them. The issue is that the designer overlaid a bunch of meshes without merging them when creating the models. When I bring them into Cura to slice, this issue is revealed with holes and missing layers. The print doesn't know where to start and where to end. See the attached file for the Cura project. You can see a bunch of sections that are missing part or entire layers. Is there a setting or plug-in that only considers the outer layer when slicing? It would appear that when slicing, Cura gets confused by all the overlapping inner layers (understandably so). All I need is for Cura to slice what is visible from the outside. My initial attempts to correct the model in Blender ended up proving much more complicated than I imagined so I am hoping to be able to find a solution here. Is there an Add-On that can work with this sort of issue? 

Note: I am using Cura version 4.13.1.


Thank you!

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    Posted · Ignore internal vertices and walls

    That was a good idea obewan. I hadn't yet explored online STL repair tools. I found a free one and it is doing exactly working fantastically for this. Thank you!



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