My model looks solid but when exporting to STL then slicing in Cura it is a hot dumpster fire.
I am using the web based free app as I can not afford a subscription to the actual program just for solid inspection.
I have countless hours working on this model only for it to slice like a dumpster fire. I am truly heatrbroken, almost in tears, and about to give up on Sketchup. The model looks solid and I have had success printing something similar. After I export to STL and slice with CURA I have missing layers for some reason. I have tried other slicers and the same thing happens. Where am I going wrong I don't want to move on with the project until I can work out this issue.
Here is link to what happens after slicing. There is a separation between the 2 pieces with layers missing for some reason. https://imgur.com/a/0CzcqcM
Should I just move to Blender and try and learn it? As it has more options and is free. I really hate to lose the many hours it took to learn Sketchup and model this simple design.
submitted by DoctorPaulGregory
Which slicer is most WYSIWYG accurate?
I've been using the latest version of CURA, but despite the build plate showing me exactly what I want to print, the printer isn't printing that.
It's worked perfectly on other models, but this one I created in SketchUp, shows holes where I've put them, but then doesn't print them.
I've been over the model thrice, and can confirm there are no excess lines or faces in the model.
Printer is a Wanhao i3 (branded as a Coccoon).
I guess my other options are Slic3r and IdeaMaker?
Or could a different Flavor of Gcode perhaps fix this?
I know my printer handles multiple; one of which is Repetier (currently using Marlin).
I really like the CURA interface.
submitted by Master_Scythe