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Why are my parts hollow?

glenn_dixonglenn_dixon Member Posts: 4
This is my third or fourth object to design and print in Onshape. Previous objects all printed as expected, meaning they were solid.

Current object is printing nothing but a shell, completely hollow! This was, of course, completely unintentional. Can someone explain how this happened?


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  • alnis_smidchensalnis_smidchens Member Posts: 315 EDU
    edited May 24
    Your part looks fine on the Onshape side. It's probably your settings in your slicer. Which slicer are you using, and could you please send a screenshot of what the resulting sliced geometry is looking like?

    Edit: slices fine in Cura

    Get in touch: [email protected] | My personal site: https://alnis.dev | My YouTube channel (I make tutorial videos for Onshape & Inventor): https://www.youtube.com/c/AlnisSmidchens
  • glenn_dixonglenn_dixon Member Posts: 4
    Your part looks fine on the Onshape side. It's probably your settings in your slicer. Which slicer are you using, and could you please send a screenshot of what the resulting sliced geometry is looking like?

    Edit: slices fine in Cura


    I used MatterControl - I changed nothing regarding infill. Just opened the .gcode in Cura and it matches what printed, so somehow my export from MatterControl to .gcode didn't include all the parts.
  • robert_scott_jr_robert_scott_jr_ Member Posts: 75 ✭✭
    Resin printing?
  • alnis_smidchensalnis_smidchens Member Posts: 315 EDU
    Your part looks fine on the Onshape side. It's probably your settings in your slicer. Which slicer are you using, and could you please send a screenshot of what the resulting sliced geometry is looking like?

    Edit: slices fine in Cura


    I used MatterControl - I changed nothing regarding infill. Just opened the .gcode in Cura and it matches what printed, so somehow my export from MatterControl to .gcode didn't include all the parts.
    Hmm, I think that there might be something up with the MatterControl settings or maybe there is a bug in that software. Is there perhaps a "vase mode" "shell only" or "no infill"/0% infill setting that might be enabled? Unfortunately, I don't have experience using that software, so I have not encountered this issue.

    Also, if you have access to Cura, I would recommend seeing if you can slice your model in Cura as a workaround if you're still having trouble getting MatterControl working. I hope things turn out well!
    Get in touch: [email protected] | My personal site: https://alnis.dev | My YouTube channel (I make tutorial videos for Onshape & Inventor): https://www.youtube.com/c/AlnisSmidchens
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