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    I've been printing for a couple years now

    I've been printing for a couple years now, I have 2 printers, both I3 types (wanhao d i3 and a rapide lite 200). 90% of the things I have printed are either thingiverse files, or files I have modified. But most times when I throw something together from scratch in SketchUp my printers freeze mid print (usually early on). I typically slice with Cura. It's a battle getting a print to cooperate everytime I try to design something. XAPK
    I don't have the printers connected to any computer, just straight up sd card prints.
    I have checked for holes, etc. I inspected the latest uncooperative model with solid inspector in SketchUp, as well as imported it into meshmixer to inspect it. I didn't find any errors with either software.
    Both printers have the error, so I believe it's my lack of design knowledge, as the freezes only seem to happen on my own models.
    Any suggestions? I'm getting a bit swamped chasing down ideas on Google searches. I guess I've been having trouble coming up with the right search terms to narrow things down enough to solve why I can't seem to make my own designs work.



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    Welcome to the forum xapk. That is odd as slicers are where things would choke. Can you preview the sliced file? This is definitely a process that needs to be evaluated at every step. I have never seen design software fail to print something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyDee View Post
    Welcome to the forum xapk. That is odd as slicers are where things would choke. Can you preview the sliced file? This is definitely a process that needs to be evaluated at every step. I have never seen design software fail to print something.
    thanks, and thing helps

 

 

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