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    i am a toal newby when it comes to 3d printing but the possibilities are boundless!!! i need help guiding me to create images and download to print....i have a wanhao duplicator i3 plus....the issue here is what is the easiest design programme to use for beginners? i am currently using mehmixer and maker slicer but the prints do not come out the way they should .....i know i am doing something wrong...HEEELLP!!!

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    I would download a ready made file like this puzzle from instructables and then print it as is to make sure it works with your printer. If it works use that as a base to play with so you can get used to how to design and what works and more importantly what doesn't.
    Good luck and post some pics of your work.
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    Thank you for the prompt reply.....when i print off the sd card that came with the printer the result is very good....but when i try and design and print off meshmixer/mattersclice the results are less than good.....is this the program/printer fault or my fault....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hip2bsq View Post
    Thank you for the prompt reply.....when i print off the sd card that came with the printer the result is very good....but when i try and design and print off meshmixer/mattersclice the results are less than good.....is this the program/printer fault or my fault....?
    I don't have a 3d printer so can't help with that. Sounds like some troubleshooting is required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hip2bsq View Post
    Thank you for the prompt reply.....when i print off the sd card that came with the printer the result is very good....but when i try and design and print off meshmixer/mattersclice the results are less than good.....is this the program/printer fault or my fault....?
    Designing for 3D printing can be quite tricky and it helps a bit if you have some technical drawing background. As a start, make sure everything is "watertight" in order to print properly, and design with at least 1mm (2mm is better) walls.
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