Z-suit - prepare printing


#1

Hi all.

First sorry if my question is stupid.

I just want to print my first project for testing #d Printer M200.

I opened LDView STL sample project with simple gear I found (before.jpg).

After clicking “print” I can see that my object looks different (after.jpg)

Can you tell me “why” ?


#2

I would think the mesh has errors like inverted normals or whatever that made the slicer throw up.

There are quite a lot of free offline tools like Meshmixer and online services to get STL files fixed for 3D printing.

If you google for "repair stl" you'll find dozens of guides.


#3

Try it through Microsoft Model Repair Service: https://tools3d.azurewebsites.net/


#4

hey marcin.kasinski

Looks like an lego technic part :) 

Do you fixed the error on slicing this part?


#5

Crosssections are not joined, I suppose. 

I bet if you would load it into NetFabb it would look similar to attached photo. (Z-Suite will create a hole inside model)


#6

Do you use NetFabb or other repair services generally before printing the models?


#7

Do you use NetFabb or other repair services generally before printing the models?

Only if I see something strange in Z-Suite or final print itself. 

I mostly use NetFabb, sometimes MakePrintable.com


#8

Crosssections are not joined, I suppose. 

I bet if you would load it into NetFabb it would look similar to attached photo. (Z-Suite will create a hole inside model)

I believe you are correct. I have found that if I have 2 solids in the same space, it deletes the overlap. It should be one solid part.


#9

I mostly use NetFabb

what version exactly (free or with costs?)


#10

what version exactly (free or with costs?)

I use the newest one (Autodesk Netfabb). For my purposes - trial is more than enough.