NO caps on top and bottom of part

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ming
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NO caps on top and bottom of part

Post by ming » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:45 pm

How do i configure or design my part so that the top (highest Z)and bottom (raft contact) has a cap of a few layers
I am able to see the fill in botht the top and bottom even tough me surface layers = 4 (in PART setup)

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pleppik
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Re: NO caps on top and bottom of part

Post by pleppik » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:48 am

This is most likely a problem with the STL file.

When you view the model in the Up program, do you see any red?

ming
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Re: NO caps on top and bottom of part

Post by ming » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:08 pm

pleppik wrote:This is most likely a problem with the STL file.

When you view the model in the Up program, do you see any red?
Nope no red

I'll pay attention more to the stl file when I save it next time

Aside question.
In Solidworks I can control the stl file quite a bit and the file can get fairly large.
Does the slicer program process the stl file and provide a finer detail part if I increase my stl file rsolution
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Re: NO caps on top and bottom of part

Post by roller » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:57 am

Sometimes you wont see red on curved parts because the inverted face is too small to see. You can always run it through netfabb cloud to clean it up just to see if it helps. From my experience Solidworks files tend to be fairly free of issues in the final STLs.

You can increase the density of your STL mesh but, it will process slower and there is an upper limit on how complex a model the slicer will handle. Generally you will see no improvement in the final print unless you can already see some artifacts from your STL mesh with the naked eye.

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