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3mf circles are printing as polygons

The problem lies in Fusion 360. If you export using file export as .3mf then the refinement (poly count) is set to low. Thus it creates a low-quality circle. If you export through the mesh tab, select ...
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Initial Layer Line width in PrusaSlicer

If you look in Print Settings > Advanced tab, you will find First Layer under Extrusion Width. However, do not assume that every option in Cura will have an ...
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3D Printed Sphere, How to Remove Roughness

While Trish is completely right that the roughness can't be completely eliminated (you can't print a perfect spherical surface with discrete layers), the situation can be improved dramatically. The ...
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Is there a well-tested Ender 3 printer profile for PrusaSlicer available for download?

Open PrusaSlicer, go to Configuration -> Configuration wizard, then go to page named "Other Vendors", tick the checkbox next to the name "Creality", then click "Next" ...
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3D Printed Sphere, How to Remove Roughness

You can't print them smooth The short answer is: with FDM you can't make curves that go into the Z-direction. The better question is: Why? Let's look at why it is rough: the roughness is from the ...
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How can I include seperate Slicing Parameters in my 3mf file

Huh. On a hunch I just changed a copy of a .3mf model to have a .zip file extension, and what do you know, it works! 3mf is just a set of compressed xml. The zip ...
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Any way to have slicer make a stronger lattice work?

Yes you can! To have stronger prints you would have to choose the correct direction of filament deposition paths/traces. This answer demonstrates changing the direction of the filament path in ...
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Layer Shifting When Printing Tall Prints (Consistent Per-Model)

Layer shifting has two basic causes: the partially printed part moves or flexes, or the bed or Y carriage (almost always -- they seem rather uncommon on the X axis) skips one or more steps in one ...
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How to setup PrusaSlicer to support long bridges

Regardless of the choice of long bridge support or short bridge support, Prusa Slicer 2.3.0 has a feature which allows forced support or allows forced no support. In ...
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Useless head movements in PrusaSlicer

I found the solution : It was the option "avoid crossing perimeters" that seems to do exactly the contrary of what it means. Thank you all for your answers.
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Trying PrusaSlicer

Basically all slicers work very similarly, it is a matter of preference, being accustomed, or wanting to use a certain (set of) features. Their job is to prepare the object to be sliced in layers to ...
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Jagged edge on one side and not on the other side

This may be due to uneven cooling. The part cooling fan only comes from one direction on the Ender 3 series of printers. You may be able to solve the issue by printing the walls from the outside in. ...
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Instances won't share support or brim

I found the relevant answer here Did you load them as separate objects (which will do what you describe and is wrong) or add the second one as a sub part of the first object (right click, add part-&...
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Bridge infill does not stick to the perimeter

In my experience, the ends of bridges must always be supported by the layer below them — not the perimeter of the same layer. Add a feature to your model which makes the area under the end of the ...
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Why are these concentric parts fusing together at seam lines?

After some trial and error I found that the issue was stringing due to excess moisture in the filament from being stored outside of a sealed low-humidity container for long periods. After placing it ...
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Any way to have slicer make a stronger lattice work?

The way I get rid of voids, like your triangular shaped voids the slicing program interprets as fill area, is to increase the number of vertical/perimeter shells (the shells on the side).
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Any way to have slicer make a stronger lattice work?

If on even layers, the routing is in one direction and on odd layers, the routing is the opposite diagonal, you'll have a much weaker structure, as there will be no material after the crossing point. ...
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How to make solid soluble support surface with Prusaslicer?

What you're looking for is the Support Interface Layers. In PrusaSlicer, enable Advanced or Expert mode, and under Print Settings ▶ Support Material ▶ Options for support material and raft you can ...
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Do all slicers handle multi object .STL files correctly for multi color printing?

Splitting up the files into separate objects should preferably be done outside a slicer, there are tools for that. Meshmixer, Blender, any CAD program that imports STL files, etc. will do that. You ...
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Layer Shifting When Printing Tall Prints (Consistent Per-Model)

What I have done: Using lowest hotend temperature 170 °C Using highest hotend temperature 220 °C No wobble in extruder (x-axis) No wobble in gantry (x-axis) No wobble in bed (y-axis) No wobble in z-...
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Layer Shifting When Printing Tall Prints (Consistent Per-Model)

These are (at least almost certainly) not layer shifts. A layer shift is when the physical toolhead position becomes inconsistent with the logical one because a stepper motor missed a step or the bed ...
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Layer Shifting When Printing Tall Prints (Consistent Per-Model)

Zeiss Ikon's answer is good - but just in case that doesn't solve it, have you printed larger / longer prints before? There's a well known problem with the Ender 3's 4.2.2 motherboard that causes ...
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Jagged edge on one side and not on the other side

This was happened because I don't use support on the slope. After I use support the jagged edge is gone.
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Prusa MK3S not extruding during printing but extruder working

It doesn't seem to be heat creep. See What are ways to avoid heat creep? Have you measured the actually temperature of the heater block? You may have a failing sensor (thermistor) or sensor ...
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Still getting "no layers detected" after repairing model in PrusaSlicer console

Still don't have an actual answer as to why repairing the stl file didn't seem to work, but since my stl file was a combination of different stl files I tried repairing the individual stl files before ...
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Mid-print issue, extruder issue?

Do the two loose pieces go where the fill shows up on the larger piece? If so, you may have internal surfaces there that need deleting in your drawing so that they don't mess up your slice program. ...
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Squential Printing: Some objects are too tall and cannot be printed without extruder collisions

The error message explains that you cannot print your objects sequentially as they are too tall for the gantry to go back to the bed level after the first object. In other words, your clearance ...
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Filament doesn't retract for some travel movements using PrusaSlicer

Minimum Travel after Retraction is exactly what it says on the tin: if the travel after a retraction would be less than 2 mm, it does not retract. You'll want that ...
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File size limit in 3D printing software

As a software developer and 3D printing enthousiast I can tell you that indeed, like Trish said, the limit is your memory (RAM) and loading/slicing time depends on the cpu power. RAM: keep an eye on ...
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MINTEMP BED Fixed error when running consecutive print

This is most likely a hardware problem, namely the heat bed thermistor cable. To confirm this as the root cause, here's what you can try Reboot the printer Move the y axis around to make sure there ...
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