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printing outside edge

Post by dquattrin » Fri May 31, 2019 9:03 am

I have a problem that just started. Some students created solid objects using Solidworks, saved the part as an STL file, I imported that into Cura 3.4.1, set up the parameters, saved as a gcode file. When printing only the outside edges are printing. These look good. However no bottom or infill is printing. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Re: printing outside edge

Post by dquattrin » Fri May 31, 2019 9:22 am

Maybe a better description is the outside walls of the object are printing but the insides are not. One object is a key ring. The outside walls and the wall of the ring hole print but the bottom and the infill is not being printed.

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Re: printing outside edge

Post by geneb » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:27 am

I'd check your infill settings.

You can change to Layer View in Cura to see how each layer is going to print.

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Re: printing outside edge

Post by dquattrin » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:06 am

I created an experimental box with a indented cutout in Solidworks, saved it as an STL file, imported into Cura 3.4.1. I then looked at the layer view and see no Infill as I progress through the layers. I looked at the infill settings. The infill density is 50%, infill line distance is 0.05mm, infill pattern is Grid, infill overlap percentage is 10%, infill layer thickness is 0.1618 and gradual infill steps is 5. So, I really do not see why there isn't any infill being created.

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Re: printing outside edge

Post by dquattrin » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:07 am

OK. I do not know the reason for the problem but I believed I fixed it. I uninstalled and reinstalled Cura. Then I removed and added the 3D printer. After I did that the infill was showing in the layer view.

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Re: printing outside edge

Post by geneb » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:31 am

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