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I'm trying to print a very simple item that I created in blender:

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However, the print always ends up being a simple "plane" with some scribbely stuff on top

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    $\begingroup$ Please add (by edit of your question) an image of the stl in a slicer software and a photo of the end-product. Please note that Blender has proven (from other questions at 3DPrinting.SE) to be not a very good tool for designing parts. $\endgroup$ – 0scar Feb 15 '19 at 9:46
  • $\begingroup$ I will add the requested parts when I get back home. Can you recommend software for designing parts? $\endgroup$ – Anton Feb 15 '19 at 10:52
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    $\begingroup$ @Anton Let me reevaluate 0scar's note a little: Blender has been proven to be at times problematic when it comes to creating non-manifold objects, but if used carefully can be perfectly fine to make modeling. However, for dimensional designing, you may want to use something like a CAD Program. I personally like Fusion 360, which is at times a little complicated, but have worked with Design Spark Mechanical, which is a little simpler and liked it. also, angus has one more youtube.com/watch?v=Cuqao90C76U&t=0s $\endgroup$ – Trish Feb 15 '19 at 11:56
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    $\begingroup$ @Anton If Fusion360 isn't your thing and you're into programing, you may feel comfortable with OpensCAD. $\endgroup$ – Lux Claridge Feb 15 '19 at 11:57
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    $\begingroup$ Anton, you should view the results of your slicing tool in "Layer mode" . That will at least show you whether the slicing algorithm was able to interpret your STL model correctly. $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft Feb 15 '19 at 14:53